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Taco truck wall held Trump Hotel before final debate

Other rallies, rolling billboard also planned
Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 22:34:55-04

There are a lot of events and protests happening around the Las Vegas valley ahead of the final presidential debate on Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center.

One of those events that is getting a lot of attention was a planned "wall" of taco trucks at the Trump Hotel just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Culinary workers at the hotel and their community partners used local taco trucks to build a wall that will symbolically block hate. They also plan on handed out free tacos to those in attendance.

The culinary union had at least 5 taco trucks participating at the event. The culinary union has held multiple rallies outside Trump's hotel since workers voted to unionize last December.

The union will be joined by representatives from American Bridge, Latino Victory Project, PLAN Action, iAmerica Action, Center for Community Change Action, For Our Future, and 50 immigrant advocacy activists from Los Angeles and feature speakers like Democrat Ruben Kihuen, who is running to represent the 4th Congressional District in the House.

That's not the only headline-grabbing event that is taking place.

Planned Parenthood is planning two "Pussies Grab Back" events.

The first one will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Erotic Heritage Museum and the other will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at UNLV, which is also hosting the debate. Planned Parenthood says that Trump is dangerous for women and glorifies sexual assault.

In addition, Republicans for Clinton, a grassroots movement of "concerned" Republicans, will have a mobile billboard that reads "DON'T GROPE. VOTE." with an image of Donald Trump traveling up and down the Las Vegas Strip from 10 a.m. to midnight on Wednesday.

A large crowd is expected to gather at the site of the debate itself on Wednesday to take advantage of the public expression area. Activists, protesters, concerned citizens, and/or students were invited to address topics important to them. Speeches will begin at noon.

The final presidential debate with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will begin at 6 p.m. PT. The debate is not open to the general public.