Protestors are gathering in large numbers for Donald Trump’s inauguration. President-elect Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States and will be inaugurated at noon local time on Friday.
His inauguration will take place on a 10,000 square foot specially constructed platform in front of the Capitol which holds 1600 people.
Following the 35 word ceremony where he will be sworn-in, Donald Trump will then make an inaugural address to millions of people watching on television.
By the time the president-elect steps on to the stage, thousands of protestors will have arrived. The culmination of which will be the Women’s March on Washington which will happen the day after the inauguration.
Security for the event is tight with National Guard patrols along Pennsylvania Avenue and the streets surrounding the Capitol Building. Many roads have been blocked close to where the inauguration will take place.
Worldwide Protests against Trump
Protests are not just happening in the U.S. In the UK demonstrators stood on Tower Bridge with a banner that said “Build bridges not walls.” The banner was in reference to the plan to build a wall along the Mexico – U.S border.
Donald Trump has divided America. Some feel he could be just what America needs while others feel his strong opinions will cripple the country. The divisions seem to be spreading worldwide.
Conservative MP Nigel Evans supports Donald Trump and today sported a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap. One of his constituents tweeted, “You truly are a disgrace to the RibbleV showing support for a racist, misogynistic homophobe. You need to grow a brain cell, no MP of mine!”
So far the biggest protest has been the relatively small crowds at the Trump Inaugural concert. An estimated ten thousand people came to watch it, compared to 400,000 in 2009 at the Obama inaugural concert.