Pence visiting Philly, protesters to channel 'Handmaid's Tale'

Monday, July 23, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence visiting Center City
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Vice President Mike Pence visiting Center City. Jeannette Reyes reports during Action News Mornings on July 23, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Vice President Mike Pence is expected to arrive in Center City on Monday afternoon.

This will be his second event in Philadelphia this summer. And just like the first, his arrival will be met with protests. But this demonstration will be noticeably different.

Pence is expected to host a fundraiser for fellow Republican Lou Bartletta who is running again Senator Bob Casey at the Union League.

He will also deliver a keynote address an America First Policies event at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in which he will discuss tax cuts.

Just outside of the venue, the Vice President will be met with a protest. The protesters will be dressed as characters from the popular Hulu dystopian themed series 'The Handmaid's Tale."

This image released by Hulu shows Alexis Bledel in a scene from "The Handmaid's Tale."
George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP

Organizers say they are outraged with the administration's stance on abortion, anti-LGBT rights and most recently, it's zero tolerance police policy at the US-Mexico border which resulted in the separation of mothers and fathers from their children.

Drivers should expect congestion and traffic delays around the Union League.


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