2017 January 22

Massive Protests Follow Trump Inaugural


Massive protests in the U.S. and around the world on this day followed Donald Trump’s inaugural as president the day before. An estimated 600,000 people joined the demonstration in Washington, DC, with most of them women, in the women’s rights-centered event. In New York City there were 400,000 protesters, with 250,000 in Chicago, and 100,000 in Los Angeles and Boston.

In Paris, about 7,000 demonstrators joined the rally near the Eiffel Tower.

The Washington, DC demonstration was ten times larger than the 60,000 who protested Richard Nixon’s second inauguration in 1973.

The protests on this day touched off other protests in the weeks that followed, including massive protests against the Trump administrations ban on the immigration of Muslims from six countries on January 28, 2017.

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