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Trump Protests



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They came in their thousands: children. Men and women — lots of women.

Protester One: “I came from Hawaii to be here today. And I’m here to represent all the people that can’t be here.”

Protester Two: “It gives me hope for our future. It was a really dark day when the election results came in.”

Protester Three: “It’s not that we hate Trump; but we hate what he stands for. You know, bigotry and racism . . . we’re not going to stand for that.”

John Kerry came too, no longer America’s Secretary of State, now just a citizen taking a political stand.

This march was conceived as a celebration of women — and of one woman in particular: Hillary Clinton.

But after the surprising American election, it quickly became a protest. And a protest against one man, in particular: Donald Trump.

There were huge crowds in other American cities, too. In liberal bastions like Los Angeles, where they didn’t vote for Trump.

And in Chicago, where the turnout was so big, they had to change the route.

In solidarity, they protested around the world. In London, a march that began on the doorstep of the American Embassy was joined by a hundred thousand people, from the famous to the frail.

They also marched in Paris today, and in Sydney. And in Nairobi.

In Washington, the protests surpassed the inauguration crowd — a slap in the face to a man who cares about size.

And it was more than women’s issues: this was a repudiation of the Trump world-view.

Madonna, Singer: “Today marks the beginning, the beginning of our story. The revolution starts here.”

President Trump takes office as the most unpopular new president ever.
Today’s march put faces to that fact.

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1. There were more women protesters than men. True or false? Why were women especially demonstrating against Trump?

2. Did the demonstrators come only from Washington, D.C.?

3. Do they support or oppose President Donald Trump? Why do they oppose him?

4. Demonstrations took place only in Washington, D.C. Is this right or wrong?

5. It was “a slap in the face to a man who cares about size.” What does this mean?

6. Only ordinary people took part in the demonstrations. Is this correct or incorrect? Could John Kerry protest as acting Secretary of State?

7. Is Donald Trump the most controversial president in US history?

A. Were there protests against Trump in your city?

B. Do people where you live support or oppose Donald Trump, do they have mixed feelings, or are they indifferent or don’t care? How do your friends feel?

C. Have there been protests and demonstrations in your city?

D. Will Trump carry out his campaign promises, will he moderate or tone them down or will he abandon them?

E. What should ordinary people do?

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