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TODAY: Transgender Rights Protest At Stonewall Inn

In reaction to the Trump administration rescinding transgender student rights, dozens of LGBT rights and progressive groups will be leading a protest rally this afternoon outside the Stonewall Inn in downtown Manhattan. The rally is cosponsored by the New York City Council, GLSEN, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. The event begins at 5:30PM and its Facebook page is here.

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Tea Party Group To Stage “Patriotic Spirit Of America” Rallies In Reaction To Massive Anti-Trump Protests

Via Breitbart: Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America. “These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring …

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Thousands Attend Stonewall Solidarity Rally [VIDEO]

NY1 reports: Carrying signs with messages such as “LGBT stands by our Muslim brothers and sisters,” thousands flooded Greenwich Village for a solidarity rally to show support for immigrants, refugees, and others impacted by Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven mostly-Muslim countries. “Were going to stand up and say all of the things that Trump has put forward,” one protester …

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Conway: Those Protesting Homocon Extremist Milo Don’t Even Know What They’re Protesting About

The Hill reports: Kellyanne Conway said early Thursday that violent protests at the University of California, Berkeley are the latest example of unrest partially fueled by the media. UC Berkeley initiated a campus-wide lockdown late Wednesday after demonstrations broke out against a scheduled speech there by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. “What’s going on out there is what’s going on all …

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Trump Threatens To Pull Federal Funding From UC Berkeley After Protests Against Homocon Milo [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: A speech by the divisive right-wing editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, was canceled on Wednesday night after demonstrators set fires and threw objects at buildings to protest his appearance. The university announced the cancellation on Twitter around 6 p.m. local time, about an hour after a section of the campus erupted …

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Trump Cancels Milwaukee Trip Over Feared Protests

CNN reports: President Donald Trump will not head to Milwaukee for a previously scheduled visit of a Harley-Davidson factory after the company decided it wasn’t comfortable hosting him amid planned protests, an administration official said Tuesday. Trump had been scheduled to tour the factory Thursday where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing. Large protests have …

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Trump Blames Delta For Chaos At Airports

Fortune reports: President Donald Trump on Monday sought to deflect blame for the chaos and confusion that his executive order clamping down on immigration caused this weekend at airports around the country, wrongly blaming Delta Airlines in the wake of a “systems outage” that caused delays and cancelations. Delta’s snafu didn’t begin until after outrage over Trump’s order to bar …

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LIVE VIDEO: Massive Protest Outside White House

Washington’s CBS affiliate reports: Massive crowds have gathered at the White House Sunday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration plan. The president’s executive order suspends the entry of all refugees to the United States for 120 days, halts the admission of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bars entry for three months to residents from the predominantly Muslim countries of …

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PHILADELPHIA: “Queer Rage” Protest Draws 1000+ Outside Hotel Hosting Republican Leaders [VIDEO]

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: A day before the newly sworn-in president was set to visit Philadelphia, the streets in front of the Loews hotel in Center City became a gathering place for protesters to dance, chant and express their hopes for the next four years. Philadelphia police estimated that more than 1,000 people were demonstrating as part of a “Queer …

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WASHINGTON: Activists Shout “Shame! Bigot!” At Pat McCory, Corner Him Outside Locked Alley Door [VIDEO]

LGBTQ Nation reports: Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory is not too popular in his home state these days, after costing the state millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs due to boycotts over the anti-LGBTQ law he signed while in office. Turns out McCrory is unpopular outside of his state as well, as a video posted Facebook user Udai …

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Women’s March Drew Three Times As Many As Trump’s Inauguration, Second-Highest Metro Ridership Ever

New York Magazine reports: Millions of people across the world marched on Saturday to show their support for women’s rights in response to the U.S. presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Estimates from two university professors collected from local news outlets puts the number of U.S. marchers somewhere between three and four million, though estimating crowd size is notoriously inexact. Still, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Women’s March On Washington DC

UPDATE: Bumping this post back to the top because attendance has eclipsed the organizers’ wildest expectations and appears to be exceeding yesterday’s inauguration. More than 600 “sister marches” are happening all over the world and the main Women’s March begins in Washington at 10AM. Pre-rally events are already underway and several live-streams are embedded below. Via the Washington Post: Today, …

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WASHINGTON: Hundreds Of Protesters Clash With Police Outside “DeploraBall” Inauguration Party [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A weekend of protests over the inauguration and presidency of Donald Trump began Thursday night with police in Washington, D.C., using pepper spray on protesters demonstrating outside a pro-Trump event. Hundreds rallied outside the National Press Club, where the event billed as DeploraBall, was being held, NBC Washington reported. Some demonstrators set off smoke devices in the …

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WASHINGTON: Man Hospitalized After Attempting To Set Himself On Fire To Protest Trump [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A man was taken to a hospital after he says he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington as a protest. A police incident report states that an officer saw a person set himself on fire Tuesday night and called for an ambulance. D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo …

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REPORT: Three Times As Many Buses Booked For Anti-Trump Women’s March Than For Inauguration Day

Buzzfeed reports: Three times as many bus parking permits have been requested for the Women’s March on Washington, DC, than for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, city councilman Charles Allen told BuzzFeed News. As of Thursday, when Allen held a hearing to review inauguration preparations, 393 charter bus permits had been requested for the inauguration on Jan. 20. In comparison, a …

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Anarchist Groups Vow To Disrupt Trump’s Inauguration

Reuters reports: Anarchist groups have threatened to shut down Republican Donald Trump’s swearing-in as U.S. president, but police in Washington said on Friday they believe the thousands of security officers assigned to the event will be able to head off any disruption. Dozens of activist groups plan to protest the Jan. 20 inauguration of the New York real estate developer, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Chaos At State House As Police Arrest Protesters Furious At GOP Power Grab [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Amid a tense and dramatic backdrop of outrage and frustration, the Republican-controlled state legislature on Friday approved a sweeping package of restrictions on the power of the governor’s office in advance of the swearing in of the Democratic governor-elect, Roy Cooper. Protesters spent a second day chanting and disrupting debate. Some were arrested and led …

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REPORT: More Than Half Of Those Arrested In Portland’s Anti-Trump Protest Didn’t Vote For Anyone At All

Idealism always fails. Always. Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: More than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during …

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OHIO: Trump Supporter Arrested After Body-Slamming Protester Down Flight Of Concrete Stairs [VIDEO]

From Ohio State University’s student newspaper: As protests popped up across the country after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election last week, Columbus has not been immune. The past week has seen multiple protests, both on and off campus. Locally, protests have not been violent — until Monday evening. During a protest that ended up concluding in the Ohio …

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Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams. Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several …

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