Dozens of demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel turned TV series The Handmaid’s Tale descended Monday on downtown Philadelphia to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s visit.
The protesters wore red cloaks and white bonnets and chanted, “This nightmare must end.”
The Handmaid’s Tale imagines a future in which women’s rights have been stripped away. Protesters said they are opposed to Trump administration policies on abortion rights, LGBT rights, immigration and other issues.
Pence spoke in the afternoon at an event promoting the administration’s tax-cutting law. He later was set to headline a fundraiser for Rep. Lou Barletta, who is seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.
The demonstrators said they were also protesting Barletta’s support of the Trump administration.
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