Vancouver's Trump Tower

Sons of U.S. President Donald Trump participate in official ribbon cutting, make short speeches


Over 100 people gathered outside the Trump Tower on West Georgia Street in Vancouver this morning to protest the grand opening of the luxury hotel branded with the name of the U.S. president.


Police arrive Tuesday morning at the Trump Tower on West Georgia Street in Vancouver. (Meera Bains/CBC)

"I came to show my love and spread kindness and to [ask him] not be a bully to the rest of the world," said protester Henry Ho.

"I feel he's lost in hate, lost in ego and lost in insanity," said protester Kelly Shearers.

Dozens of sticky notes with messages like "Not Welcome in Vancouver" were stuck to the outside of the hotel. 

Trump Tower opening

A woman adds a sticky note with her message to the wall of Trump Tower during a demonstration in Vancouver. (Rafferty Baker/CBC)

The group outside chanted "We want peace" and sang O Canada while police stood by.

Inside, Trump's sons Donald Jr. and Eric spoke and took part in the official ribbon cutting amid heavy security. 

Donald Jr. told the assembled media, "I'd like to thank the press — just kidding."


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.@TrumpVancouver now officially open, as Donald Jr., Eric Trump take part in ribbon cutting, speeches. 


Eric called Vancouver an "amazing city befitting of the Trump brand."

Eric Danziger, CEO of Trump Hotel Collection, mistakenly bragged that the Trump Tower was "the first hotel to open in Vancouver in six years." Hotel Blu on Robson Street opened in 2014.

Danziger also erroneously praised Vancouver as the city with world's biggest hockey stick. In fact, the world's biggest hockey stick (and puck) is in Duncan on Vancouver Island.

Reporters were not permitted to ask questions at the event.

A separate "Resist4peace" rally and march are scheduled to begin at Jack Poole Plaza at 4 p.m. PT.


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Protestors gather outside the  as the sons of U.S. President Donald Trump attend the official ribbon ceremony 




The scene infront of    in front of building  occasionally chanting  or singing 



Henry Ho is one of the first protesters to arrive here outside the Trump Hotel in Vancouver



Protesters are leaving messages for Trump in the form of stickie notes 



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