Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently touring Australia, so he wasn’t able to attend a march on his own—although E Street Band singer and guitarist Patti Scialfa, who’s also married to Springsteen, stayed in the U.S. to protest in Asbury Park, New Jersey. But the Boss watched the protests take place from Australia, and when he took the stage on Sunday, he praised protesters for marching “against hate and division.”
Springsteen is no stranger to politics. He supported Barack Obama’s campaigns and Hillary Clinton, and he’s also an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, calling him a “flagrant, toxic narcissist” in recent months. He performed a private concert for Obama and longtime members of his staff shortly before leaving office, and one of his most famous (albeit misunderstood) songs wears its politics on its sleeve.
He not only supports what people all over the world protested, but he’s standing right alongside them.
"We are the new American resistance."
– Bruce Springsteen, January 22, 2017 pic.twitter.com/HOFEUv4gev
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) January 22, 2017
“We rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, health care and immigrant rights,” he told the crowd. “We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”