Mapping the RU Anti-Trump March through New Brunswick


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — You’ve probably read about the protesters who marched last night through Rutgers University’s College Avenue Campus and downtown New Brunswick.

Now here’s your chance to see it.

TAPinto New Brunswick has compiled a multimedia map of the demonstration, from its speeches and chants to its route through the city. Scroll below to view original video clips and photos taken of the march.

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An estimated 2,000 people showed up on Jan. 31 to speak out against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies. Of primary concern to them were Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries and his plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

As this video shows, the protest began quietly, with a Muslim prayer session.

But soon enough, students and activists got loud. In this video, one of more than a dozen speakers tried to fire up the crowd.

High-ranking officials, including Rutgers President Robert Barchi and several politicians, spoke during the protest. Here’s a clip of Middlesex County Freeholder Kenneth Armwood urging demonstrators to thwart Trump’s policies.

Protesters marched along College Avenue, shouting, “This is what an immigrant looks like.”

The march made its way toward Somerset Street in New Brunswick. A Rutgers police car, with lights flashing, led the pack.

This clip shows the mass of demonstrators along College Avenue.

Protesters walked the short stretch of Somerset Street between College and Easton avenues, passing Barnes & Noble, the Corner Tavern and Scarlet Fever.

The group hung a left onto Easton, where they proceeded to walk under the NJ Transit rail bridge.

Robert Wood Johnson provided the backdrop for the demonstration as it progressed up Albany Street.

On one side of George Street, traffic waited for the rally to pass. Police halted motor vehicle traffic on some local streets during the march.

The anti-Trump marchers poured through the Rutgers gates and toward the Old Queens administration building.

Protesters rallied outside the building that houses President Robert Barchi’s office.

Finally, the demonstration reached its endpoint, on the steps and lawn of Winants Hall.

And one more.

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