government shutdown feelings (+ every day since 2016 feelings too ofc)
"SURRENDER DONALD," members of ACT UP (@actupny
) (including Ronny Viggiani as Dorothy), Housing Works (@housingworks
), and Majority Action Committee (MAC) protest the enormous city tax breaks given to real estate mogul Donald Trump despite rising homelessness among people with AIDS, and particularly those of color, Trump Tower, New York City, October 31, 1989. Photo © Lee Snider.
The Halloween 1989 Trump Tower action, held twenty-nine years ago today, resulted in a mini-riot after activists stormed into the heavily guarded building. As some of the costumed ACT UPers, including Ronny Viggiani/Dorothy, climbed Trump Tower's escalator in hopes of evading police, building management shut off the escalator's power, sending most of the activists running for cover. Dorothy, however, remained still, suspended in mid-air.
"I can't run down an escalator in heels!" Viggiani finally yelled, and management turned the power back on, sending Dorothy floating across the atrium, into a sea of scuffling activists and police. #lgbthistory #HavePrideInHistory #HesAlwaysBeenAFuck #Resist