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Boston union workers protest Trump fundraiser

This post first appeared on June 29, 2016

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Boston on Wednesday, hosting a Republican National Committee (RNC) $2,700 a plate fundraiser at the city’s historic Langham Hotel. According to the Boston Herald, ticket prices, for what was said to be a sold-out event went as high as $25,000 per couple.

A small group of protesters, organized by SEIU Local 888 and the Sierra Club, joined curiosity seekers gathered on their lunch break on the street outside the venue that for fifty years was the site of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank. The outside gathering was denied a Trump inspection as the New York real estate mogul did not enter and exit through the front door where viewer corrals were set up.

Video Courtesy MassLive/Youtube

Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown and his wife Gail were in attendance, as was Trump supporter Ernie Boch, Jr. Brown, who endorsed Trump in February, has been out on the campaign trail stumping for the candidate, drawing ire from his Commonwealth ouster, Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The Senator posted a photo to his Twitter feed from inside the gathering where the mood was all upbeat and smiles.

“With , and and at a sold out event in . ,” he Tweeted.

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