Jesse Madera holds a flag that is an amalgamation of the U.S. and Mexico flags while he and other people chant, protesting President Trump. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)
Tudor Popescu (Melissa Etehad / Los Angeles Times)
A few hundred protesters assembled outside the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel on Tuesday night as they awaited the expected arrival of President Trump, who attended a fundraiser in Beverly Park earlier in the evening.
Chants of “Not my president, not my system” echoed down the block as curious bystanders stood nearby.
Tudor Popescu, 38, brought a projector to cast “Oppose Racism. Oppose Trump” in bright lettering on Figueroa Tower across the street from the hotel. Trump has frequently been the target of strongly worded messages
projected onto the Washington, D.C., hotel bearing his name.
Popescu, a software engineer, said he spent the day protesting in Beverly Hills and traveled with about 15 other protesters on a bus to downtown L.A.
“It’s a sad day to have Trump here,” he said. “But our spirit isn’t broken.”
Protesters rally at 7th and Figueroa streets waiting for the arrival of President Trump to the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Anti-Trump protesters gather outside the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown Hotel at 7th and Figueroa streets (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)