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The Chuck stops here: Schumer’s Park Slope pad already a protest hotspot!

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The resistance: Environmental activists held signs and chanted outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building on Jan. 9, demanding he fight the president elect’s controversial cabinet picks.
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Freedom fighters: Samuel and Amy Himmelstein had a pretty straight-forward message for the new senate minority leader.
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Trump change: A small contingent of Donald Trump fans turned out to oppose the 200-strong rally outside Schumer’s Prospect Park West pad.
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Punctuation please: Protestors held signs and chanted on both sides of Prospect Park West.
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Train Rex: Rallier Nick Macdonald held a sign condeming ExxonMobil Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson’s nomination for secretary of state.
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Picket line: This is already becoming a regular sight outside Schumer’s Slope building.

These protestors put the “civil” in civil unrest!

Around 200 polite eco-activists rallied outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Park Slope pad on Monday, demanding he fight President-elect Trump’s nominees for key environmental positions — and the rabble-rousers were so well-behaved, even the counter-protesters were impressed.

“This was one of the most civil groups of anti-Trump demonstrators I’ve come across — almost too civil,” said Trump fan Jim MacDonald, who traveled from Queens to protest the protestors outside Schumer’s Prospect Park West apartment building. “There’s a level of danger at some of these [protests], but the one last night, because they were such civil people, I didn’t feel it whatsoever.”

Protests are already becoming a regular feature outside the new senate minority leader’s tony Prospect Park-adjacent home — there was one on Sunday night and another on Tuesday.

Monday’s rally was organized by environmental activist group 350 Brooklyn in an effort to pressure Schumer into taking a hard stance against Trump’s climate-change-denying picks — including ExxonMobile honcho Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy Department chief, and Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of the interior.

Schumer has poor reputation among environmentalists when it comes to climate issues, and the protestors are worried he will give into Trump’s nominees without a fight, according to the event’s organizer.

“He has in the past been a man who makes bargains, deals to get the political process moving forward,” said 350 Brooklyn coordinator and Park Slope resident Sara Gronim. “Our concern tonight is he doesn’t make a deal on these four.”

Meanwhile, Macdonald and a pal held a sign reading “Climate Change is Crap” in the hopes of foiling the activists’ efforts.

At some point in the evening, one protestor called MacDonald “an idiot,” but the demonstrators were otherwise polite and left them unmolested, he said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Jim from Cobble says:
Oh am sure the comment section here will be so dull, that it won't be worth coming back here at the end of the day....
Jan. 11, 2017, 8:07 am
Charles from Bklyn says:
Qasooma, your buggin, and being antisemitic is probably one of the many reasons the US won't fight in the Syrian civil war.

As for the protestors, I think it would be more appropriate to protest at his NYC or DC office. We should leave politician's residential homes alone, unless they use them for official business. Of course, everyone has a right to be disrespectful.
Jan. 11, 2017, 10:55 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Let's not forget that this is a residential area, and those living there might be calling the police in claiming that they are disturbing the peace.
Jan. 11, 2017, 3:55 pm
Matt from Greenpoint says:
Schumer has never had a job outside of politics in his entire life.
Hey, he seems perfectly happy with Trump's pick for ambassador to Israhell and also the Kushner appointment. So, who knows may be they will see eye to ass in the end.
Jan. 11, 2017, 7:35 pm
Brian from Brooklyn says:
Matt , your an angry anti Semite , what's your problem?
Jan. 12, 2017, 12:13 am
Ella Fantiasis from Gentriprique Heights says:
What? Hellary wasn't there?!? How DARE she not show up!!!
Jan. 12, 2017, 11:57 am
old time brooklyn from slope says:
No business at a private residence
Jan. 12, 2017, 1:50 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Matt, why does it matter if Schumer never had a job outside of politics? The point is that he ran for his seat in the US Senate and won it. You may not like career politicians, but those are the ones who express interest when it comes to running for political office the most. Who should be serving that senate seat if not him? Would you make a better senator than he would? If so, then run against him in the next election otherwise quit complaining about it.
Jan. 12, 2017, 3:55 pm

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