As WWE prepares for four consecutive shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., beginning with tonight’s NXT "TakeOver: Brooklyn III" and highlighted by Sunday’s "SummerSlam" pay-per-view, protesters calling for President Trump’s removal from the Wwe Hall of Fame have organized rallies and are threatening to disrupt the shows.
ET today, is in response to Trump’s remarks this week regarding the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va. Trump was heavily criticized for saying there was “blame on both sides” of the conflict between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters.
In addition to the protest outside Barclays Center, Stevens told Gothamist his group might make its presence known inside the arena as well.
Stephen Miller, a 31-year-old Brooklyn resident and WWE fan involved in the protest, added: "They have two options: leave someone who defends neo-Nazis and white supremacists in the Hall of Fame and accept that their fans will look at them as hypocrites the next time they take a stand about racism, homophobia or other forms of prejudice, or have a spine and stand up to racism.
In December 2015, wrestling fan Grace Lin began a petition on change.org to have Trump removed from the WWE Hall of Fame for his comments about Muslims and Mexican immigrants "promoting a violent and discriminatory war on people of different religions and nationalities."
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