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Jewish group holds anti-Donald Trump day of action

Posted at 8:56 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 08:42:43-04

NEW YORK — A Jewish action group plans to host a national day of action Tuesday in protest of Donald Trump, the same day the GOP presidential candidate plans to visit Manhattan.

The Vigil Against Violence aims to remember two Jewish activists and one black activist who died on this day in 1964 as they worked to register black voters as part of the Civil Rights movement, according to the group Bend the Arc.

Participants will honor their memory by lighting candles, posting to social media using the hashtag #weveseenthisbefore and outwardly rejecting what Bend the Arc calls Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-woman and violent agenda.

The group says Trump's agenda "sounds terrifyingly familiar" and that as a Jewish activist group, they have "seen this before" and "it doesn't end well."

Trump will be in Manhattan Tuesday and plans to meet with major evangelical Christian leaders, according to CNN.