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Trump faces massive protest ahead of his oath taking ceremony

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, thousands of protesters took to the streets and held protest outside the Trump Tower in New York City.

American actor Robert De Niro, American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, American actor, writer, producer and comedian Alec Baldwin and New York Mayor Bill De Blasio were also present in the protest.

The protesters were holding placards which read "Stop Trump/Pence Fascist Regime", "Keep your laws off my body" and raised other anti-Trump slogans.

"I hope we talk to people representing the government about the changes they want to make...about women's right, racism. I think it's good that the people are being so active," one of the protesters told ANI.

Another protester alleged that Trump is uninformed about the world, adding that the latter is entirely unfit for the presidential post.

"He is also not much in favour of maintaining women's rights. For that reason, we are very much against him," she added.

Asserting that Trump does not have ethics, one of the protesters said that the former has to understand the challenges that America faces.

"Americans never created problems...he (Trump) created problems," he said.

Days after Trump's victory in the US presidential race, protesters gathered night after night, often at the base of Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

Trump will officially be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday.

More than nine lakh people are expected to witness the swearing-in ceremony.


First published: 20 January 2017, 11:44 IST