DOWNTOWN — Donald Trump will be in town for a big-ticket fundraiser Tuesday.
So will protesters.
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) sent an email to constituents calling for a "Chicago Trumps Hate" rally starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday near Trump's namesake tower at Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive.
The rally is in response to Trump's fundraiser here that same day, in which guests will pay from $10,000 to $100,000 to fête the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
"In light of everything that's been happening, our country needs unity more than ever," Ben Head, Schakowsky's political director, said Monday afternoon. "Donald Trump is the exact opposite, he's tearing us apart."
Tuesday will mark Trump's first appearance here since a political rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago was canceled out of "safety" reasons in March. Thousands of protesters swarmed the venue and outside, prompting Trump to cancel the event then.
Other Chicagoans have since stepped up less organized forms of protest, ranging from flipping off the Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N. Wabash Ave., to making satirical videos, piñatas and toilets lampooning the controversial presidential candidate.
Trump, who's stepped up his campaign fundraising in recent weeks, will charge from $10,000 to $100,000 for his Tuesday fundraiser, whose location is only being disclosed to donors, according to the Sun-Times. Trump is expected to receive the Republican Party's nomination for president at the party's convention next week.
A Trump spokeswoman did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
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