Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett attended the BLM protest in front of Trump Tower in NYC.
Jussie Smollett raises a fist at Black Lives Matter protest in front of Trump Tower in New York https://t.co/QaiZvc4EzY
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) July 27, 2020
DailyMail reports Jussie Smollett raised a fist in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at a protest outside of the Trump Tower in New York.
The 38-year-old actor, who was accused of staging a fake attack on himself and claimed his assailants called him racial and homophobic slurs in Chicago in January 2019, participated in a large protest in Manhattan on Saturday.
Wearing a baseball cap and an orange face mask, the star who appeared in the series Empire gathered with other demonstrators outside Trump Tower to fight against systemic racism and police brutality.
The tower has been an epicenter for protests in the city where Mayor Bill de Blasio helped paint a Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue facing Trump’s building.
Smollett wore a blue T-shirt and jean shorts for the protest and was recognized by his distinctive equal sign tattoo on his right arm. It’s not clear what group he was protesting with.
On Saturday from day to night protests unfolded outside Trump Tower demanding Donald Trump be removed from office.
By nightfall a large group held a banner outside the Fifth Avenue tower saying ‘Trump/Pence #OutNow’, demanding that they resign, while a flag was raised that stated ‘Revolution Now!’
The president has come under heat for his handling of the coronavirus crisis and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Smollett invoked national protests for Black Lives Matter and demonstrations denouncing George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in his ongoing legal battle with the city of Chicago.