In Pictures: Protesters March to Trump Tower Ahead of President’s 1st Visit

Protesters have descended on Trump Tower ahead of the president's arrival there Monday for a planned two-night stay, amid heightened tensions following weekend violence in Virginia — and Donald Trump's response to it.

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Protestors rally on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival, August 14, 2017 in New York City.
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Sanitation trucks filled with sand sit parked in front of Trump Tower for security purposes on Fifth Avenue, August 14, 2017, in New York City. Numerous protests are expected throughout the city today as President Trump is expected to arrive this evening at his home at Trump Tower, which will be his first visit back to his 5th Avenue apartment since the inauguration.
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People began descending on Trump Tower as rush hour got underway.
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Police put up barricades outside the tower to keep protesters across the street,
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A giant inflatable depicting President Trump as a rat was set up two blocks from Trump Tower ahead of the president's visit Monday evening
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Protesters hold up signs outside Trump Tower.
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Police and Secret Service members barricade three blocks of streets in front of Trump Tower.
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Tourists smile for photos and thank the guards in front of Trump Tower before the protesters arrive.
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Crowds chant "hey hey, ho ho, white supremacy's got to go."
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Drummers at 57th Street keep to the beat of the chants.
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People chant "black lives matter."
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People give out free pizza that they've labeled "pro-za, anti-fa(cism)."
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Crowds chant, "there is no planet B, drive out the Trump regime."
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A Trump supporter stands in the middle of a crowd of anti-Trump protestors as they rally on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival, August 14, 2017, in New York City.
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Eugene Lovendusky, 32, from Astoria holds a poster that is indicative of both a swastika and the number 45--to represent the 45th president of the U.S.
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A woman marches while wheeling a cart of megaphones, leading the crowd in a chant.
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Protesters are finally allowed to stand in front of Trump Tower around 6 p.m.
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Protesters start an impromptu speaker series, where people in the crowd take turns leading chants, sharing stories, to saying a few motivational words.
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A woman holding the microphone, who has been leading the speaker series, encourages fellow protesters to sit down in front of Trump Tower.
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Aneya Marie, 30, of Brooklyn, stopped at the rally on her way to work as a professional mime. "I think it was very important to state my concerns, especially with the delay in the president's response to what happened over the weekend. "
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Hairee Hayden and husband Russ brought their two sons, 2 and 4, to the rally. "I want them to be racially aware, and I want them to see their parents participating in protesting Trump," Hairee said.
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Police make an announcement notifying protesters that they are no longer allowed to be in front of Trump Tower. They say that anyone who refuses could be arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
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Protestors rally on Fifth Avenue near Trump Tower ahead of President Donald Trump's arrival, August 14, 2017 in New York City.
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