100 Handmaids Protest Vice President Mike Pence in NYC

"In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America."

When Vice President Mike Pence arrives to New York’s Financial District on Tuesday (July 31), 100 women dressed as red-clad handmaids will be ready to welcome him.

According to Metro New York, Pence is scheduled to meet with the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Summit at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan alongside DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. But before they do, they’ll be met with protest organized by Refuse Fascism.

“Mike Pence is a Christian fascist theocrat for whom The Handmaid’s Tale is a model,” Sunsara Taylor of Refuse Fascism told Metro New York. “The Bible is used to force women to bear children against their will, to persecute LGBTQ people, to tear immigrant children from parents.”

This isn’t the first time Pence has encountered the organization “refusing to accept a fascist America.” The group met Pence in Philly just last week.

“One hundred of us will protest Pence and DHS Secretary Nielsen dressed in the blood-red cloaks of The Handmaid’s Tale, then tear them off, raise our fists, and pledge together to continue to grow our protests until we have driven the Trump/Pence regime from power and ended this nightmare,” Taylor said. “In the name of humanity, we refuse to accept a fascist America.”

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie living in Manhattan.
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