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Protesters Occupy Washington Square Park
A week into Donald Trump's presidency, he has already presented plans and policies that violate the rights of women, LGBT people and immigrants. As he signs one executive order after another, minorites and marginalized citizens are making their voices heard and assembling.
Last night, a protest gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park. Hundreds joined around the white archway to voice their opposition of Trump's plans to ban Muslim immigrants, build a wall along the US/Mexico border and cut federal funding to "sanctuary cities," such as New York. Protesters held signs and made noise, making their grievances heard.
New York Rep. Nydia Velazquez delivered a speech to the crowd: "We reject policies that turn our nation's backs on those that have suffered so much," she said. "Each one of us has seen the pictures of the children in Aleppo ... It breaks my heart... So we are here to say to our Muslim brothers and sisters that tonight, today and in the future, I too am Muslim."
Photos by Serichai Traipoom