Dozens of protesters gathered outside Ivanka Trump’s New York City home on Monday during a ‘Help Ivanka Move’ demonstration ahead of her move to Washington, DC.
Anti-Trump activists brought cardboard boxes representing what they wanted the future First Daughter to bring as she and husband Jared Kushner relocate close to the White House, where Jared will work as a senior adviser.
Protesters urged Ivanka not to forget about Planned Parenthood, civil rights and climate change. One demonstrators had written on a sign: ‘Dear Ivanka, please don’t forget to pack human decency.’
Ivanka meanwhile seemed focused on enjoying a night out with her husband. She tweeted a photo of herself in Trump Tower Monday night, captioning it: ‘Bright lights, big city’ with the hashtag #datenight.
Protesters gathered outside of Ivanka Trump’s home Monday with cardboard boxes symbolizing what they want her to remember as she moves to Washington, DC. This man reminded her about Planned Parenthood, climate change and civil rights
The ‘Help Ivanka Move’ demonstration had activists bring boxes representing values dear to their hearts. This woman wrote ‘Do not drop our rights’ and ‘Dear Ivanka, resist!’
Dozens of protesters (pictured) came in front of the future First Daughter’s New York home on Monday ahead of her move to Washington, DC with husband Jared Kushner
One woman chose to ask the eldest Trump daughter: ‘Ivanka! Should I survive and believe in nothing too?’ during Monday’s protest
Another demonstrator brought a fictional mock-up of an Instagram post showing a photo of Ivanka with imagined captions by Donald Trump and Kanye West
The Halt Action Group had put out a call online for protesters to come to the event with cardboard boxes bearing messages for Ivanka, Jared, and, in particular, her father.
‘The boxes represent freedoms that people are fearful of losing,’ the group said in a press release.
In posters promoting the protest, boxes are shown bearing phrases such as ‘abortion rights’, ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘nuclear regulation’.
Activists behind the Dear Ivanka Instagram, which has since last year posted messages of protest addressed to the future First Daughter, had announced their plans to stage a protest outside Ivanka and Jared’s home on Monday.
This demonstrator chose to urge Ivanka not to forget about creative freedom, which she symbolized with a pink cardboard box filled with flowers
Another protester carried a cardboard box with the word ‘fragile’ and red imprints all over it, while someone in the background defended Planned Parenthood funding
Some in the New York protests carried signs denouncing what they called Trump and Mike Pence’s ‘fascist regime’ and urged others to stop it ‘before it starts’
A demonstrator painted an image of a naked body on a cardboard box that she used a costume, with a message that read: ‘My body my choice my right’
One of the activists wore a cardboard board on his head, warning the future First Daughter about conflicts of interest as she moves to DC with her senior White House adviser husband
‘Empathy and human decency’: This demonstrators penned a message to Ivanka on her sign, urging her not to forget about two key values going forward
This protester carried a cardboard cutout of Ivanka wearing a hat with the ‘Trump Move’ movement’s logo. Activists had publicized the demonstration ahead of Monday
Dear Ivanka began last year by posting glamorous photos of Ivanka and her family with serious and thought-provoking captions such as: ‘Dear Ivanka, I’ve been raped and I need to have an abortion.’
Ivanka and Jared are preparing to move to Washington, DC with their children as Jared is to take up a new role in the White House alongside his father-in-law.
Having left her company behind, Ivanka is to focus on raising her children in Washington.
‘My husband, Jared, and I will be moving with our family to Washington, DC, where Jared will serve as Senior Advisor to the President,’ Ivanka Trump wrote in a post on Facebook.
‘I plan to take time to settle our three young children into their new home and schools.’
‘When my father takes office as the 45th President of the United States of America, I will take a formal leave of absence from The Trump Organization and my eponymous apparel and accessories brand,’ she wrote. ‘I will no longer be involved with the management or operations of either company.’
Ivanka meanwhile shared this photo of herself inside Trump Tower on Monday night, writing in the caption: ‘Bright lights, big city’ with the hashtag #datenight
Attorney Sheri Dillon, who advised Trump on relinquishing his role in an array of Trump Organization companies, described Ivanka’s new role at a press conference Wednesday.
She said Ivanka would have ‘no further involvement with or management authority whatsoever with the Trump Organization.’
‘As she and Jared move their family to DC, Ivanka will focus on settling her children into their new homes and their new schools,’ Dillon said, using nearly identical language to that used by Ivanka in her post.
Ivanka is resigning her role as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions after 11 years with the organization.
In posters promoting the protest, boxes are shown bearing phrases such as ‘abortion rights’, ‘freedom of speech’ and ‘nuclear regulation’
Instructions: Protesters were encouraged to created boxes bearing messages for Ivanka and her father about their concerns