One Step After Another


Photo by Axel Bustamante, who attended the Not My President March in 2016

After President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, protests began all across America and around the world during the Women’s March Movement, which took place on the day after the inauguration. The Women’s March drew at least half a million marchers to Washington D.C. alone and similar protests have steadily continued in different parts of the country.

“Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together to raise our voices,” says the home page of The Women’s March official website. “But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and make history.”

Photo by Axel Bustamante

Following the announcement of the travel ban passed by Trump’s executive order on January 27, protests broke out in airports such as John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. As individuals were detained and customs attempted to work through the hectic circumstances caused by the unexpected order, people rallied to protest the ban and garnered nationwide attention.

Although it has been nearly a week since the start of these protests, many organizers plan to hold more protests to express the outrage against many of Trump’s actions, ideals, and orders. On February 18, the Immigrants Make America Great March will take place in Pershing Square, Los Angeles from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Also, the Trump Tax Returns March will be taking place at the same location on April 15 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

“Kellyanne Conway says Americans don’t care about Trump’s tax returns,” explained the coordinators of the Trump Tax Returns March. “Los Angeles and the rest of the country will prove her wrong on April 15, 2017, which is traditional Tax Day.”

In recent news, across social media, the Women’s March also announced a general strike that will take place at a upcoming date. The working title of the strike will be A Day Without a Woman. Although the strike’s primary goal is to boycott certain companies and to take a jab at the economy, the strike will also encourage many to take to the streets once again.

If you are interested in other possible upcoming marches or events in Los Angeles, the political organization March and Rally Los Angeles keeps an updated Facebook page that lists all upcoming protest events in Los Angeles.

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