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Anti-Trump protests to kick off with Washington civil rights march

Anti-Trump protests to kick off with Washington civil rights march

Trump's disparaging comments about immigrants and women and stance against Obama's healthcare law have drawn the anger of many on the left, who plan a series of protests.

So far, there have been requests for about 200 bus permits to park in the RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day, with a total of 393 permits requested for that day across the district. As of yesterday, 393 parking permits have been issued at RFK Stadium in D.C. on January 20, the day President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in, NBC4 reports.

The District Department of Transportation says 393 applications have been filed for buses to park at RFK Stadium on January 20. It's still unclear whether the number of buses will translate to record-breaking attendance numbers at the march and the inauguration.

RFK Stadium has the capacity to hold 1,300 buses. Compare that to the turnout for Barack Obama's inaugurations, which drew crowds of 1.8 million in 2009 and one million in 2013.

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Many sister events will be held across the world, including in Australia with the local organisers of the hoping their efforts would hope amplify the U.S. women's calls for an end to hatred and bigotry.

"We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope", said Charley Hames Jr., president of the Oakland, California, chapter of Sharpton's National Action Network. According to the event's mission statement, the Women's March is meant to "send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights".

Civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Council of La Raza, as well as several Democratic lawmakers had all said they would participate in Saturday's march.


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