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Celebrities and N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio plan to protest Trump day before inauguration

Actor Mark Ruffalo is among the celebrities planning to stage a protest in New York City on Thursday against Donald Trump’s inauguration. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Not all the A-listers who stumped for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be hiding under their 3,000-thread-count sheets this week. On Thursday, the day before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on the steps of the Capitol Building in the District, a group of celebrities and Mayor Bill de Blasio will gather in New York City to protest the future commander in chief on his home turf.

Chief “Saturday Night Live” Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin, actors Mark Ruffalo and Rosie Perez, the Rev. Al Sharpton, documentary maker Michael Moore and others will stand with de Blasio outside the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan, about a half-mile from the president-elect’s $100 million home at Trump Tower.

“We are sending a message to Washington that we will fight, at every step, discrimination and harmful policies, today, tomorrow, and every day,” Ruffalo said in a statement, according to the Associated Press, adding that protesters plan “to protect the values we hold dear.”

Ruffalo, who backed Sanders and later promised to appear completely naked in his next movie if anyone other than Trump was elected president, tweeted that the New York protest is “a rally of peaceful resistance.” Organizers, including and Greenpeace, are expecting thousands of attendees to arrive at the hotel near Columbus Circle on Thursday.