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James writes: "Raucous protesters squared off against Washington police Thursday night outside a meeting of Trump supporters, the first of what may be several demonstrations before and after the new president's inauguration."

People protest outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, New York, USA, 19 January 2017, one day before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in Washington D.C. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next U.S. president. (photo: Jason Scenes/EPA)
People protest outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, New York, USA, 19 January 2017, one day before Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in Washington D.C. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next U.S. president. (photo: Jason Scenes/EPA)


Thousands Protest in Washington, New York City in Defiance of Trump

By Michael James, USA TODAY

20 January 17

 

aucous protesters squared off against Washington police Thursday night outside a meeting of Trump supporters, the first of what may be several demonstrations before and after the new president's inauguration.

And in New York City, thousands filled Trump’s backyard, led by several stars such as Robert De Niro, Cher and others.

Joined by celebrities, government leaders and union organizers, angry protesters flooded Columbus Circle, Broadway and several blocks of Central Park West, the New York Daily News reported.

“There are those who are working to divide us,” said Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon. “We are not going back. We’re not turning around."

In Washington, protesters gathered on 14th Street outside the National Press Club to demonstrate against "DeploraBall," an event organized by some of Trump's most fervent supporters, CNN reported. Images from the event were shared on social media.

Some protesters appeared to set off smoke devices and police detained several people, although it was unclear if they were placed under arrest.

Protesters lit a small fire and danced around it, shouting insults about Trump. The group Refuse Fascism organized the protest outside of the DeploraBall, the Los Angeles Times reported, an event that gathered many of the white nationalist “alt-right” movement to celebrate the inauguration.

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+3 # Cassandra2012 2017-01-20 13:26
More and louder. No quarter to these fascist rapists of the environment and democratic rights!
Trumpolini is a despicable creature.
 
 
+2 # Ms M 2017-01-20 15:10
This should be a continuous stream from now until we get him out of office (and his little republican pals too!)
 
 
-1 # librarian1984 2017-01-20 15:43
Watching the inaugural parade and struck by a few things:

What a sh!te parade. The announcer tells you who's riding in each darkened car as they go by but no one dares show their face.

Every time Nancy Pelosi is mentioned people boo.

Who is the nasty journalist who said Baron was autistic? I thought it was sweet to see him occasionally wave to the crowd .. a typical gawky ten-year old. Which means before when he was onstage and quiet he was just bashful. People better not attack that kid. He'll probably grow up to be a jerk but right now he's just a kid.

Melania definitely has a Jackie O thing going, and the women are rocking asymmetrical hems.

The image of Obama looking at the WH from Executive One is quite remarkable.

We are in TrumpWorld now.
 

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