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First Avenue raised more than $18,000 for Planned Parenthood on night of Trump rally

The legendary venue pledged to donate its profits on the night of the Trump rally.
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After pledging to donate its Thursday profits to Planned Parenthood, First Avenue has revealed the total it raised.

The legendary music venue said it will be donating $18,166 to the women's health organization, based on profits from its Mainroom, 7th Street Entry, and The Depot venues.

The venue had announced the donation ahead of time, which was in response to the rally by President Donald Trump across the street at Target Center.

"We received calls of support nationwide; fans who couldn't be here sent contributions, bought tee shirts, and shared our call to donate," First Avenue wrote on Facebook.

"We are moved by people’s generosity and inspired by our community."

First Avenue still went ahead with its scheduled concert by Oh Sees while the rally went on, while thousands of protesters gathered outside its doors as they demonstrated against the Trump rally across the street.

In a statement from CEO Dayna Frank, she said the move was being taken because the actions of the Trump administration "are in direct conflict to our core values."

"While we are not a political organization, First Avenue has hosted candidates and events across the political spectrum and supports diversity of thought.

"However, the actions and policies of this administration are in direct conflict to our core values. First Avenue believes in radical inclusivity; every person needs to be treated with dignity, respect and professionalism."

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