Washington DC - Inauguration Week & Women's March
On January 20th 2017 Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States which put the country on a very different course. Hundreds of thousands of supporters poured into the street to celebrate his victory on inauguration day although the crowd was a fraction of the size that President Obama drew in 2008 and 2012.
Even more troubling for the new president was the fact that the Women's March on Washington which was slated just one day later surpassed his crowd numbers by a long shot. Some crowd scientist suggest that the march drew two to three times as many people as the inauguration did with estimates nearing 500,00 participants in DC and nearly five million participants worldwide.
The march was designed to send a powerful message to the new administration. A message of solidarity amongst all races, religions, sexualites, and genders. Although the future of the the next four years in the United States is uncertain, there is one thing that is certain. Donald Trump lost the popular vote nearly 2.9 million votes and millions of people have begun to join grassroots movements across the country. Click the "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page to find out how you can get involved too.
"Make America Great, No Muslim Registry"
Kieran McLean traveled to DC from Pennsylvania. While visiting museums noticed the video screens displaying the words “Make America Great Again”, while the choir could be heard warming up for the ceremonies that would take place later on in the week. The sight compelled McLean to make a sign and dedicate six to eight hours each day protesting the inauguration events.
When asked what he wanted to say to Republicans he responded. “I’m sorry to some degree that you were in the position that you were in” Continuing on he said, “ I care about you, I care about your futures and your jobs, and your retirement… But I think this was the wrong way to go and I think we can to do better in the future, we need to do better”
Thousands of police officers stand in a row guarding the parade route that Donald Trump traveled from the capitol to the White House after his inauguration.
"Trump Inauguration Fence"
Trump’s promise to “Make America great again” is posted on fence near at the inauguration site. Many protestors saw the slogan as hollow and superficial.