Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue in the US and in Great Britain

20.02.2017 - Democracy Now!

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Anti-Trump Demonstrations Continue in the US and in Great Britain
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Anti-Trump demonstrations continue nationally and worldwide, as thousands of protesters took the streets across the U.S. over the weekend. In New York City, activists, flanked by a marching band and carrying a casket, staged a New Orleans-style mock funeral for the presidency. In Washington, D.C., LGBT protesters kissed each other outside Trump’s hotel to protest the anti-LGBT policies of Trump’s administration. Crowds also took to the streets in Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis, along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Los Angeles to oppose Trump’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States.

These protests follow the “Day Without Immigrants” of Thursday February 16, when across the country thousands of immigrants closed their businesses, refused to go to work, and kept their children home from school. The protests in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Detroit, Raleigh, Austin and other cities came after Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, sent shock waves through immigrant communities by arresting at least 680 people in a series of raids last week. In Washington, D.C., hundreds of immigrants marched from the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to the White House.

In Britain, as many as 10,000 people are expected to join an anti-Trump protest today, as the British Parliament holds a debate on whether to cancel Trump’s state visit to Britain. Nearly 2 million Brits have signed on to a petition calling for Trump’s visit to be canceled.

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