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From LA to New York, "Not My President's Day" protests erupt against Trump

February 21, 2017 09:02 IST

Thousands of people took to the streets on Monday to take part in ‘not my Presidents’ Day’ protests against Donald Trump. 

Planned marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and Salt Lake City while unofficial demonstrations with the same theme cropped up elsewhere.

Tens of thousands of people were expected at the Los Angeles event and nearly 50,000 are due to turn out in New York City. 

Here are some scenes from the protests. 

Demonstrators stage a Presidents Day protest near Trump Tower in Chicago. The Trump International Hotel & Tower, the place of the protest, has been site of several large protests since Inauguration Day. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

 

In Los Angeles, protesters demanded that Trump face impeachment for his 'Islamophobic' and 'unethical' policies. Photograph: David McNew/Reuters

 

 

Several people wore 'Resist' T-shirts and carried placards reading the same as a message to others. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

 

Protesters chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go!” Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

 

Many protesters also carried placards dumping Trump for his proximity to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

 

Protesters march towards the White House as part of a 'Not My Presidents' Day' demonstration against Donald Trump. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

 

Protests were mostly peaceful, but in Portland the police clashed with the protesters. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

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