The first day of the Trump Regime was met with massive, historically unprecedented protests in the nation’s capitol with millions of Americans joining in the resistance to an illegitimate and unfit man from taking over the nation’s highest office.
We scoured the web to find all the action, so we could bring you the top three peaceful protests here. Check it out below, spread the word, and join the resistance. #sharingiscaring
#3 – Trump’s Oath of Office Interrupted by Protesters 30 Yards from the Podium
Everyone around these folks must have been wondering how these protesters got tickets so close to the President. Within about thirty yards of the stage, in earshot of Donald Trump, these 6 protesters stood on their chairs while he was taking the Oath of Office and shouted him down.
Their shirts together read “R-E-S-I-S-T” in big block letters. They quoted the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, beginning with “We the People,” and followed it with shouts of “Defend America, Demand Democracy!”
Activists affiliated with Americans Take Action, Democracy Spring, and #AllofUS were credited with organizing the action. A Presidential Elector from Washington who led efforts to fight back against Trump at the Electoral College posted video of it on his Facebook page:
#2 – Black Lives Matter Activists Shut Down Entrances to the Inauguration
Part of the reason that the National Mall appeared to be so empty in comparison to inaugurations in years prior, in addition to Trump’s historically low approval ratings (37%), is probably due to the many activists barricading entrances to the official proceedings.
The most successful of these blockades was coordinated by Black Lives Matter affiliated activists who chained themselves to security checkpoints while chanting, “The whole damn system is guilty as hell” and “This is what democracy looks like!”
Democracy Now covered the action live on the scene here (starting at 27:16):
#1 – Nearly 4 Million Women and Allies Hit the Streets in America’s Largest. Protest. Ever.
In 500 cities across the country and in every state, 3.7 million Americans came together in the streets the day after Trump took over the Oval Office to send him a message. The main event for the Women’s March in Washington D.C. drew nearly 1 million participants, dwarfing the mere 250,000 that showed up for Trump the day before.
Women began organizing the Women’s March on Washington in response to the election of a sexual predator to the Presidency. Donning pink “pussy hats” and homemade signs promoting women’s rights (as well as other issues), the participants watched speeches from celebrities like this one from Ashley Judd, which has been going viral:
Not only was it the largest single day of protest in American history, it was also the most peaceful, with zero arrests reported as millions of people gathered in the streets.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 23, 2017
To the women who began this monumental day of protest in just weeks, beginning with a simple facebook event post, we salute you. History will remember that there were those who resisted from the first day, thanks to you.
Every step Trump takes and every move this President makes, there is a new resurgence of American citizens who will resist him, every inch of the way, every day. If you’re reading this, it’s time for you to join the resistance too!