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Anti-Trump protests kick off with Washington civil rights march

A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president kicks off with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican’s comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans. Nathan Frandino reports.

(Reuters) – Marching through Washington, D.C., civil rights activists led by Reverend Al Sharpton are kicking off a week of protests ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

They’re upset about the Republican’s angry, populist platform, which included controversial comments on Muslims, Mexicans and women, among others.

Sharpton says all must take a stand against Trump, especially those in Washington.


“We come to say to the Democrats in the Senate and in the House and to the moderate Republicans: to get some backbone, get some guts.”

It’s a message Sharpton promises to keep up, vowing not to back down.


“We won’t be Trumped. We won’t be Trumped. We won’t be Trumped.”

A message yelled here… loud and clear.