Demonstrators arrested outside UES GOP club, protesting party's alleged ties to white nationalists

David Caplan
October 30, 2018 - 3:27 pm



NEW YORK (1010) -- Protesters were arrested outside the Metropolitan Republican Club on the Upper East Side Tuesday afternoon, according to event participants.

The protesters were expressing what they believe is the Republican party's close relationship with white nationalists.

Protesters -- carrying signs that read "Recognize the diginity of all of us #EndWhiteNationalism" and "GOP: Tell white nationalists they don't have a place in your party" -- chanted "We are here" and "Not one more" -- a reference to Saturday's massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue -- in front of the venue, which was the site recently of a brawl between members of antifa and the far-right group The Proud Boys.

Another protester carried a sign that read, "American Jews and our allies will not be divided #WeAreHere."

Protesters also sang hymns in English and Hebrew, as well.  

They also said the Jewish mourner's prayer in honor of the eleven people killed by the white surpremacist at during Saturday's massacre. 

"The GOP is scared of us, they are scared that we recognize their dog whistles, they are scared," tweeted one of the protesters, Lauren Goldenberg.