Protesters to Form 'Wall' of Taco Trucks Outside Donald Trump's Las Vegas Hotel
PHOTO: Taco trucks like this one will line up out front of the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas Wednesday. (Photo via Flickr/Andrew E. Larson)
Protesters are nothing new for Donald Trump, but Nevada's Culinary Workers Union is getting creative ahead of Wednesday's third and final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
Opponents of the controversial Republican presidential nominee plan to create a wall of taco trucks outside of his Las Vegas hotel.
For months, Trump has maintained that, if elected President of the U.S., he would build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and make Mexico pay for it.
"We did not come up with the idea for the wall, Donald Trump came up with building the wall," Culinary Workers Union 226 political director Yvanna Cancela told NBC News. "We want to show him that walls don't divide us, and rather what he has done is uniting us. And when I say 'us,' I mean it as in every group that Trump has vilified: Muslims, women, immigrants and workers. We are all coming together to make sure that Donald Trump never becomes president."
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Latino Victory Project, American Bridge, the Center for Community Change Action, For Our Future, PLAN Action and more than four dozen other immigrant activists and leaders plan to join the protest outside of Trump International Hotel Las Vegas.
The five-star hotel is located less than three miles from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where Wednesday night's debate will take place.
In addition to protesting Trump's run for the Oval Office, the union hopes that the wall of taco trucks will bring attention to its ongoing labor disputes with Trump.
In February, Trump was met outside the hotel by a group of employees protesting management's refusal to allow unionization. Despite support from a majority of the eligible workforce and the National Labor Relations Board recommending management's appeal be overruled, there's been no movement.
"While we will have taco trucks, the reason we are out there is for the last year now Trump has illegally refused to bargain with workers who won a union election at his hotel," Cancela told NBC News.
"The biggest message we have sent to him is he needs to come to the negotiation table."
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