|Protests against Donald Trump|
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Protestors in St. Paul, Minnesota, a protest near the United Nations Plaza in San Francisco, and Chicago, Illinois
|Location||United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Philippines, Australia, Israel, among other countries.|
|Methods||Demonstration, riots, Internet activism, political campaigning, vandalism, arson|
Protests against Donald Trump, or anti-Trump protests, have occurred both in the United States and worldwide following Donald Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign, his electoral win, and through his inauguration.
- 1.Campaign protests
- 2.Post-election protests
- 3.Stop trump movement
- 4. Protests during Trump’s presidency
- 4.1. January
- 4.2.Inauguration protests
- 4.3.Women’s March
- 4.1 Organizers
- 4.2 National co-chairs
- 4.3 Policy platform
- 4.4 Washington, D.C.
- 7. Kennedy Airport protest
- 8. February 2017
- 8.1 Bodega protests
- 8.2 Protests on February 4, 2017
- 8.3 Protests on the weekend of February 11, 2017
- 8.4 Day Without Immigrants
- 9. March
- 9.1 Resist Trump Tuesdays
- 9.2 United Voices Rally
- 9.3.A Day Without a Woman
- 10. April
- 10.1.Tax Day March
- 10.2. March for Science
- 11.May 2017
- 12.June 2017
- 13.July 2017
- 14. August 2017
- 15. September 2017
- 16. November 2017
- 17. January 2018
During his presidential campaign, activists occasionally organized demonstrations inside Trump’s rallies, sometimes with calls to shut the rallies down; fueled by some of Trump’s language, protesters began to attend his rallies displaying signs and disrupting proceedings. Following Trump’s election to the presidency, students and activists organized larger protests in several major cities across the United States, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Portland, and Oakland. Tens of thousands of protesters participated, with many chanting “Not my president!” to express their opposition to Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. (He lost the popular vote by a margin of 2.1 percent.)
There were occasional incidents of verbal abuse or physical violence, either against protesters or against Trump supporters. While most of the incidents amounted to simple heckling against the candidate, a few people had to be stopped by Secret Service agents. Large-scale disruption forced Trump to cancel a rally in Chicago on March 11, 2016, out of safety concerns.
Many protesters were part of organized groups such as Black Lives Matter. They sometimes attempted to enter the venue or engage in activities outside the venue. Interactions with supporters of the candidate may occur before, during, or after the event. At times, protesters attempted to rush the stage at Trump’s rallies. At times, protests turned violent and anti-Trump protesters have been attacked by Trump supporters; this violence has received bipartisan condemnation. MoveOn.org, People for Bernie, the Muslim Students’ Association, Assata’s Daughters, the Black Student Union, Fearless Undocumented Alliance, and Black Lives Matter were among the organizations who sponsored or promoted the protests at the March 11 Chicago Trump rally.
Fox News incorrectly reported on a Craigslist advertisement that claimed to pay people $15 per hour, for up to four hours, if they took part in protests against Trump. The fact checking website PolitiFact.com, rated a separate story titled “Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: ‘I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump’s Rally'” as “100 percent fabricated, as its author acknowledges.” Paul Horner, a writer for a fake news website, took credit for the article, and said he posted the deceitful ad himself.
During the campaign, Trump was accused by some of creating aggressive undertones at his rallies. Trump’s Republican rivals blamed him for fostering a climate of violence, and escalating tension during events. Initially, Trump did not condemn the acts of violence that occurred at many of his rallies, and indeed encouraged them in some cases.
In November 2015, Trump said of a protester in Birmingham, Alabama, “Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” In December, the campaign urged attendees not to harm protesters, but rather to alert law enforcement officers of them by holding signs above their head and yelling, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”Trump has been criticized for additional instances of fomenting an atmosphere conducive to violence through many of his comments. For example, Trump told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that he would pay their legal fees if they engaged a protester.
On February 23, 2016, when a protester was ejected from a rally in Las Vegas, Trump stated, “I love the old days—you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.” He added, “I’d like to punch him in the face.” Following criticism from the media over his language toward protesters, Trump began to backtrack and started encouraging supporters at rallies to not injure any protesters. He also admitted at his San Jose rally that he was wrong to make such inflammatory comments in the past.
Fairly early in the campaign the United States Secret Service assumed primary responsibility for Trump’s security. They were augmented by state and local law enforcement as needed. When a venue was rented by the campaign, the rally was a private event and the campaign might grant or deny entry to it with no reason given; the only stipulation was that exclusion solely on the basis of race was forbidden. Those who entered or remained inside such a venue without permission were technically guilty of or liable for trespass. Attendees or the press could be assigned or restricted to particular areas in the venue.
In March 2016, Politico reported that the Trump campaign hired plainclothes private security guards to preemptively remove potential protesters from rallies. That same month, a group calling itself the “Lion Guard” was formed to offer “additional security” at Trump rallies. The group was quickly condemned by mainstream political activists as a paramilitary fringe organization.
Timeline of protests against Donald Trump
The following is a timeline of protests against Donald Trump.
Protests during Trump’s campaign
Protests against Trump began following the announcement of his candidacy in June 2015, especially after he said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were “bringing drugs, bringing crime, they’re rapists”.
- June 17 – At Trump’s first rally in New Hampshire, three protesters entered the rally and held up signs. This was the first documented protest of the campaign.
- June 29 – At a luncheon in Chicago, about 100 protesters gathered across from the City Club of Chicago to demonstrate.
- July 9 – In Washington, D.C., a group of protesters gathered outside of the future Trump International Hotel Washington D.C. to demonstrate and “call for a worldwide boycott of Trump properties and TV shows”.
- July 10 – While Trump spoke at a Friends of Abe gathering, about 150 protesters gathered with signs and hitting piñatas made in Trump’s image. A smaller group of Trump supporters gathered near the protests and caused tension, with one Trump supporter beginning to jab at protesters.
- July 12 – Protesters interrupted Trump at a speech in Phoenix, Arizona, with a large sign and were later escorted out while Trump supporters chanted “U-S-A!“.
- July 23 – Trump arrived in Laredo, Texas, and was greeted by protesters while others gathered in support.
- August 11 – About 150 protesters gathered in Birch Run, Michigan outside of a rally at the Birch Run Expo Center, gathered by the Democratic Party of Michigan due to what they called “anti-immigrant, anti-veteran statements” made by Trump.
- August 25 – During a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos began to question Trump since before being called on. After being told “Sit down! you weren’t called” and “Go back to Univision”, Ramos continued to protest Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants and their children born into citizenship in the U.S. Trump motioned to his security, with Keith Schiller removing Ramos from the event. Trump later met with Ramos alone.
- September 3 – Trump’s chief of security, Keith Schiller, was filmed punching a protester.
- October 14 – In Richmond, Virginia, several clashes broke out between protesters and Trump supporters.
- November 7 – Over 200 protesters, many of them Latino, demonstrated outside of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where Trump was hosting Saturday Night Live.
- December 4 – After being interrupted ten times during a speech in Raleigh, North Carolina, Trump ended his rally.
- December 12 – Multiple protesters heckled Trump during a rally in Aiken, South Carolina.
- December 22 – Trump’s speech was interrupted more than ten times at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with dozens of protesters being ejected. Trump characterized the protesters as “drugged out”, antagonized them by calling them “so weak for not fighting security”, and asked protesters why they interrupted him “in a group of 9,000 maniacs that want to kill them”.
- January 4 – Protesters interrupted Trump several times in Lowell, Massachusetts, with some chanting support for Bernie Sanders and the Black Lives Matter movement.
- January 8 – During Trump’s visit to Burlington, Vermont, about 700 protesters demonstrated in the City Hall Park.
- February 27 – In Valdosta, Georgia, 30 Valdosta State University students were asked to leave a college venue leased by the Trump campaign for a speech.
- February 29 – At a rally, veteran photojournalist Chris Morris was grabbed by his throat and thrown to the ground by a member of the Secret Service.
- March 1 – Kashiya Nwanguma attended a Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky, with two anti-Trump signs. She reported that Trump supporters ripped her signs away and shouted insults at her.
- March 10 – As Trump was being led by police from a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a protester was punched by a Trump supporter. Charges of assault and battery were filed by the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. A protester being led by police from a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was sucker punched by John McGraw, a Trump supporter. McGraw later told the media that the next time he saw the protester, “we might have to kill him.”McGraw was subsequently charged with assault and battery. On Meet the Press, Trump said that he had instructed his team to look into paying McGraw’s legal fees and said, “He obviously loves his country.”
2016 Donald Trump Chicago rally protest
On March 11, 2016, the Donald Trump presidential campaign cancelled a planned rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), in Chicago, Illinois, citing “growing safety concerns” due to the presence of thousands of protesters in and outside of his rally.
Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators responding to civic leaders’ and social media calls to shut the rally down had gathered outside the arena, and several hundred more filled seating areas within the UIC Pavilion, where the rally was to take place. When the Trump campaign announced that the rally would not take place, there was a great deal of shouting and a few small scuffles between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters.
Plans to protest the Trump rally were launched a week in advance by a variety of community and student groups who largely organized via social media. Some 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students had signed a petition asking UIC to cancel the rally by March 6. That same day, Latino leaders in the city, led by Democratic U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, issued a call to their constituents to join them in a protest outside of the UIC Pavilion, where the rally was to take place. One of many student-based protests was first proposed by 20-year-old Chicago political activist and Bernie Sanders supporter Ja’Mal Green, who had posted to Facebook a week urging others to “get your tickets to this. We’re all going in!!!! #SHUTITDOWN.” Green told reporters that the plan was for protestors to make noise when Trump appeared, “and then rush the stage.” While “activist groups did try to disrupt the event, … many protesters said that they learned of the demonstrations on social media and went of their own accord.”
MoveOn.org confirmed that it helped promote the protest and paid for printing protest signs and a banner. Among those who took part in organizing the protest included members of the UIC faculty, People for Bernie, the Fearless Undocumented Association, Black Lives Matter, Assata’s Daughters, BYP100, College Students for Bernie, and Showing Up for Racial Justice, with “black, Latino and Muslim young people” at the “core” of the crowds of protesters.
The protests had begun 24 hours prior to the event with a vigil outside of UIC Pavilion. The vigil lasted until the rally was scheduled to begin.
Thirty minutes after the rally was scheduled to begin, a representative of the Trump campaign came on stage and announced that the rally was postponed. The crowd immediately cheered and chanted “We dumped Trump!” and “We shut it down!” As Trump supporters shouted “We want Trump!”, arguments, several fistfights, and small scuffles broke out between the groups. Two police officers and at least two civilians were injured during the protests. Five people were arrested, including Sopan Deb, a CBS News reporter who was covering Trump’s campaign. Protesters said that they were protesting against racism and Trump’s policies. Some of the demonstrators were also members of the group Black Lives Matter. A smaller number of protesters were seen carrying flags representing various groups and countries, including Mexico.
John Escalante, the interim superintendent of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), said about 300 officers were on hand for crowd control. A CPD spokesman said the department had never told the Trump campaign that there was a security threat, and added that the department had sufficient manpower on the scene to handle any situation.
The Trump campaign postponed the rally. The CPD and other law-enforcement authorities “were not consulted and had no role in canceling the event.” Trump initially claimed he had conferred with Chicago Police but later said that he made the decision himself: “I didn’t want to see people get hurt [so] I decided to postpone the rally.”
Four individuals were arrested and charged in the incident. Two were “charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest”, one was “charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting and obstructing a peace officer”, and the fourth “was charged with one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer”. Sopan Deb, a CBS reporter covering the Trump campaign, was one of those arrested outside the rally. He was charged with resisting arrest; Chicago police ultimately dropped the charges.
Reactions and aftermath[edit source]
After the event was postponed, Green described the cancellation of the event as a “win,” saying that “our whole purpose was to shut it down… we had to show him that our voice in civil rights was greater than his voice. The minority became the majority today.” Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised the Chicago Police Department’s work to restore order.
Trump blamed Sanders for the clashes in Chicago, insisting that the protesters were “Bernie’s crowd” and that a protester who charged the stage at an event in Dayton, Ohio the following day was a “Bernie person”, calling on Sanders to “get your people in line.”Sanders subsequently denounced Trump as a “pathological liar” who leads a “vicious movement”, and said that “while I appreciate that we had supporters at Trump’s rally in Chicago, our campaign did not organize the protests.” Sanders blamed Trump for propagating “birther” conspiracy theories and for promoting “hatred and division against Latinos, Muslims, women and people with disabilities.”
Presidential candidates[edit source]
Rivals for the Republican presidential nomination criticized Trump. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said, “When you have a campaign that affirmatively encourages violence, you create an environment that only encourages that sort of nasty discourse.” John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, issued a statement saying, “Tonight, the seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly.” Senator Marco Rubio of Florida attributed blame for the events at various parties, including the protesters, the media, and the Democratic Party, but “reserved his harshest words” for Trump, condemning him for inciting supporters who have punched and beaten demonstrators and likening him to “Third World strongmen”.
Clinton, one of two Democratic presidential candidates in the 2016 election, said in a statement that the Trump campaign’s “divisive rhetoric” was of “grave concern” and said, “We all have our differences, and we know many people across the country feel angry. We need to address that anger together.” The morning after the incident, Clinton said, “The ugly, divisive rhetoric we are hearing from Donald Trump and the encouragement of violence and aggression is wrong, and it’s dangerous. If you play with matches, you’re going to start a fire you can’t control. That’s not leadership. That’s political arson.” Bernie Sanders, the other Democratic candidate, tweeted: “We will continue to bring people together. We will not allow the Donald Trumps of the world to divide us up.”
Conservative media described protest actions as an infringement on Trump’s freedom of speech. National Review editor Rich Lowry called the protest an indefensible “mob action” and wrote that “the spectacle … will probably only help” Trump, since he “thrives on polarization and has sought to turn up the temperature of his rallies with his notorious suggestions that protesters should get roughed up.” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro characterized the protesters as “abject anarchists” who had infringed upon Trump’s right to free speech by “responding to activist calls at #SHUTITDOWN.”
Other media outlets stated that such protest actions were predictable due to Trump’s rhetoric. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC said that Trump’s violent rhetoric at campaign rallies resulted in the escalation of tensions: “Anybody who tells you that there is no connection between the behavior of the mob at these events and the behavior of the man at the podium leading the mob at these events is not actually watching what he’s been saying from the podium.” Jelani Cobb wrote in the New Yorker that “[t]he image of protesters clashing with Trump supporters in Chicago … is the logical culmination of what we’ve seen throughout his Presidential campaign” as “the idea of fighting to take the country back” promoted by Trump’s campaign “went from figurative to literal.”
- March 12 – Thomas Dimassimo, a 32-year-old man, attempted to rush the stage as Trump was speaking at a rally in Dayton, Ohio. Dimassimo was stopped by Secret Service agents and subsequently charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and inducing panic.
- March 13 – Trump refused to take responsibility for clashes at his campaign events, criticized protesters who have dogged his rallies, and demanded that police begin to arrest rally protesters. His Kansas City rally was interrupted repeatedly by protesters in the arena while protesters outside the event were pepper sprayed by police. In an effort to dissuade future protesters, Trump may begin to request that protesters be arrested “[b]ecause then their lives are going to be ruined.”
- March 17 – During an interview with CNN, Trump predicted “you’d have riots” if were denied the Republican nomination despite having the most delegates at the convention.
- March 18 – Between 500 and 600 people engaged in a standoff outside of a rally in Salt Lake City, Utah. Police officers formed a human barricade to separate the two groups, who largely remained nonviolent. Toward the end of the rally, protesters tore down a security tent at a Trump rally in Utah and threw rocks at rally attendees as they left. Two people unsuccessfully attempted to breach the entrance of the venue. Secret Service officers secured the inside of the venue and roughly 40 police officers in riot gear repelled the protesters from entering the building. No arrests were made.
- March 19 – Thousands of anti-Trump protesters in New York chanted “Fuck Trump!” and “Donald Trump! Go away!” as they rallied around the Trump International Tower building near 60th St. and Columbus Circle. The group was followed by dozens of NYPD officers who lined the streets with metal barricades and blocked the protesters path as they tried to cross busy intersections. After violence broke out, police pepper-sprayed the crowd, whom police refused to let cross the street. During a simultaneous protest, protesters blocked a highway leading to Trump’s Fountain Hills, Arizona rally, leading to three arrests. During a separate rally in Tucson, Arizona later that night, a black Trump supporter was arrested after punching and stomping a white protester who had donned a Ku Klux Klan hood.
- April 14 – Hundreds of protesters gathered in a New York City Hyatt hotel against the wishes of the hotel staff.
- April 28 – Several hundred protesters in Costa Mesa, California, clashed with police and Trump supporters outside the OC Fair & Event Center, where Trump was holding a rally. Seventeen people were arrested and five police cars were damaged.
- April 29 – Around 1,000 to 3,000 protested in the area surrounding Burlingame, California, where Trump was to give a speech at the California GOP convention. Protesters rushed security gates at one point. Activists blocked a main intersection outside the event and vandalized a police car. Eventually, the police restored order in the area. For safety reasons, Trump himself was forced to climb over a wall and enter through a back entrance of the venue.
- May 1 – Thousands of May Day demonstrators marched in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, some speaking out in support of workers and immigrants, others criticizing Trump. LAPD Sergeant Barry Montgomery told The Los Angeles Times that no one was arrested. Some protesters carried a big inflatable figure of Trump holding a Ku Klux Klan hood in his right hand.
- May 7 – Protesters shouting “Love Trumps Hate” met Trump supporters before his second rally in Washington. Many protesters outside spoke out against Trump’s words and policy stances regarding women, Hispanics, and Muslims, including his plan to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Later in the day, a group of protesters blocked a road near where Trump was supposed to speak, hoping to keep him from reaching the location. According to authorities, “a small number of arrests” were made.
- May 24 – Following a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, protesters began throwing rocks and bottles at police and police horses, smashed a glass door at the convention center, and burned a number of Trump signs and flags, filling the street with smoke. Video footage of the incident also showed protesters jumping on top of several police cars.
- May 25 – Anti-Trump protesters were arrested after clashing with Trump supporters in Anaheim.
- May 27 – Anti-Trump protesters clashed with Trump supporters and with police after a Trump rally ended in San Diego. Protesters waved Mexican flags and signs supporting Bernie Sanders. Some protesters were arrested when they attempted to push past railings separating them from the Convention Center where Trump was speaking. The clashes, largely verbal and resulting in no injuries or property damage, began after the Trump rally ended and his supporters poured into the street. Individuals on both sides shouted and threw trash and the occasional punch, but no injuries or property damage were reported. Police then declared the protest an illegal assembly and ordered the crowd to disperse. Further arrests were made when some members of the crowd failed to disperse. A total of 35 people were arrested in that protest.
- June 2 – Protests and riots occurred outside a Trump rally in San Jose, California. During a series of protests, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters waving Mexican flags climbed on cars, and harassed supporters of Donald Trump. There were reports of violence including instances of bottles being thrown and assaults against Trump supporters. A police officer was assaulted. At least one American flag was burned by protesters. Video footage went viral of a female Trump supporter being pelted by eggs thrown by protesters.
- June 3 – Vox suspended writer Emmett Rensin for allegedly inciting anti-Trump violence at protests.
- June 10 – Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed outside a rally in Richmond, Virginia. One Trump supporter was punched and several protesters were pushed to the ground by police. Five people were arrested but only one was charged.
- June 16 – A photographer for the Dallas Advocate was hit on head with a rock that had been thrown from a crowd outside a Dallas rally that included both Trump supporters and protesters.
- June 19 – During a rally in Las Vegas, Michael Sandford, a 19-year-old British national, was arrested for assault and held in the county jail until he was arraigned in federal court and charged with “an act of violence on restricted grounds”. He was accused of attempting to seize a police officer’s firearm and later claiming he intended to kill Trump. A British citizen, he was in the U.S. illegally and is being held without bond. He has since then pleaded guilty to federal charges of being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and disrupting an official function.
- July 1 – Three people were arrested after a conflict occurred between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters outside the Western Conservative Summit. According to The Gazette, a man grabbed pro-Trump bumper stickers from a woman selling them outside Denver‘s convention center, ripped some of them, and threw them in her face. A pushing match then ensued, with many people spilling into the street.
- August 4 – Protesters stood silently among seated attendees at a Portland, Maine Trump rally, and held up pocket Constitutions, in reference to Khizr Khan‘s DNC speech days earlier. The protesters were ejected from the rally.
- August 19 – Protesters harassed, pushed, and spit on Trump supporters outside a fundraising event in Minneapolis.
- August 31 – A group of approximately 500 people protested in downtown Phoenix, Arizona chanting and hitting a Trump piñata. There were no arrests, although police had to usher two anti-Trump protesters off the sidewalk where speech-goers for a Trump rally entered the Phoenix Convention Center, saying that the protesters were causing conflict with the Trump supporters.
- October 10 – Dave Eggers and Jordan Kurland launched the all-star music project 30 Days, 30 Songs, scheduled to publish one song per day advocating against Donald Trump. Due to overwhelming response of more artists, the project was meanwhile renamed and rescheduled to 30 Days, 40 Songs and 30 Days, 50 Songs. Musicians include stars like R.E.M., Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Jimmy Eat World, Loudon Wainwright and many others.
#GrabYourWallet (also, Grab Your Wallet) is an organization and social media campaign that is an umbrella term for economic boycotts against companies that have any connections to President Donald Trump in response to the leak of a lewd conversation between Donald Trump and Billy Bush on the set of Access Hollywood where he infamously said “grab them by the pussy”. The movement has particularly targeted the ride-sharing app Uber and President Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump‘s clothing and shoe line that was notably carried by Nordstrom before being indefinitely discontinued due to poor sales as a result of the boycott.
GrabYourWallet started on October 11, 2016 via Twitter by a San Francisco marketing strategist named Shannon Coulter, with the help of Sue Atencio. Coulter created a list of stores that carried Trump products after the Access Hollywood tape came out. The news from the tape made Coulter physically ill for a few days. Coulter went on Twitter where she was able to talk about her “deep ambivalence” about spending money at a place that sold Trump products. She stated that she wanted “to be able to shop with a clear conscience,” and did not feel comfortable purchasing items from those who do business with anyone in the Trump family. The name, “GrabYourWallet” is a reference to both Trump’s comments about women and people using their buying power to influence companies.Coulter emphasizes that the movement is non-partisan and says, “This is a human decency thing. It’s about the divisiveness and disrespectfulness of Donald Trump.”
Within a month, one company, Shoes.com, dropped Ivanka Trump‘s brand from their website. Interior design company, Bellacor, dropped the Trump Home brand in November. Both of these companies did contact supporters of the boycott campaign after dropping the Trump lines. By February 2017, 18 companies had stopped carrying Trump brand merchandise.
After Trump was elected President, Coulter created a spreadsheet of companies that do business with Trump family members and distributed the information online and via social media. The sheet also provides alternatives to stores on the boycott list, and has contact information so that consumers can “express their outrage.” #GrabYourWallet as a movement grew larger after the election.Part of the reason is that the campaign became part of the broader anti-Trump movement. Working on the campaign has almost become a full time job for Coulter.
Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School told PBS NewsHour that though boycotting business is not new, the scope of #GrabYourWallet is unprecedented. She also said that the boycott is unique because it is in “resistance or opposition to the current administration.”
On Twitter, more than a combined 626 million impressions have amassed. Twitter users use the hashtag, #GrabYourWallet and some independently tweet at businesses carrying Trump merchandise. Captiv8, a social media influence study group, has found that most engagements with the hashtag come from California and New York.
Forbes dubbed it the “Trump effect” and “GrabYourWallet effect”, given that when people boycott companies, his supporters pledge to start buying those products and vice versa. Trump supporters started boycotting Nordstrom after they dropped Ivanka Trump’s line of clothes.
Supporters of Trump took to Amazon.com to make Ivanka Trump’s fragrance the best selling fragrance on the site for a week.
Notable boycott targets[edit source]
The app Uber was targeted for its alleged relation to Executive Order 13769 which has also been referred to as “Muslim ban”. As taxi drivers to JFK Airport went on strike in solidarity with Muslim refugees, Uber removed surge pricing to the airport where Muslim refugees had been detained upon entry. Uber was also targeted because CEO Travis Kalanick was on an Economic Advisory Council with President Trump. As a result, a social media campaign called #deleteuber arose and approximately 200,000 users deleted the app. This campaign made Kalanick resign from the Council. An email with a statement sent to who deleted their accounts stated that the company would be assisting refugees and that CEO Kalanick did not join the Council as an endorsement of President Trump.
Ivanka Trump[edit source]
In the beginning of the proposed boycott, Nordstrom stated that if costumers stopped buying Ivanka Trump‘s line, as a business decision they would stop carrying it (which they did in February 2017). Nordstrom also acknowledged that customers would counter-boycott if they dropped the line. Before the inauguration of President Trump, Ivanka Trump had announced she would be resigning from her fashion brand. Sales of Ivanka Trump’s line started falling before the 2016 election. And in February 2017 President Trump expressed his ire at Nordstrom via Twitter and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the business decision a “direct attack on President Trump”. President Trump’s tweet caused Nordstrom’s shares to temporarily fall, before soaring by 7%.
In February 2017, President Trump’s spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway formally endorsed Ivanka Trump’s products on Fox News by saying she is giving the brand a “free commercial” telling viewers to buy Ivanka Trump’s products. The statement was seen as a violation of federal ethics laws.
Primary targeted companies[edit source]
These companies have been identified by grabyourwallet.org as companies that will not be boycotted though they have a connection to President Trump or family members business.
- Washington Post is owned by Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com (which indirectly sells Trump products), but the Washington Post has not been targeted since it did critical reporting of President Trump.
- Facebook has not been targeted because the scope of its user base and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticized President Trump.
- Home Depot is not being boycotted because it discontinued sales of Trump Home products.
- Delta Airlines has not been targeted because they do not directly have any business ties to President Trump, though there have been political controversies with certain passengers aboard Delta flights.
- Paypal has not been directly targeted, though co-founder Peter Thiel has endorsed Trump, because he is no longer involved with the company.
- Carrier Corporation has not been boycotted, though then-president-elect Trump got directly involved in keeping 1,000 jobs from moving to Mexico, because they don’t do monthly or continued business with any Trump family member.
Companies that cut ties with Trump family as result[edit source]
- October 18 – Dozens of women, some of whom were victims of sexual assault, gathered in front of Trump Tower on a Tuesday morning to begin a series of protests across the nation pushing women to leave the Republican party and un-endorse Donald Trump. Dressed in black, the protesters sat in front of Trump Tower holding signs such as “Grab my pussy, muthafucker I dare you” and “Don’t tread on my pussy”.
- October 26 – Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was destroyed with a sledgehammer and a pickaxe.
- November 5 – During a rally at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada, Trump was rushed off stage by Secret Service agents when someone yelled “gun” while others tried to take a protester’s anti-Trump sign. The protester was questioned and found to have no weapons on him. Trump returned minutes later to resume his rally.
Following the announcement of Trump’s election victory, large protests broke out across the United States including other countries such as Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Philippines, Australia, Israel with some continuing for several days, and more protests planned for the following weeks and months.
- November 9
|Protests against Donald Trump that occurred in cities on November 9, 2016|
According to several sources, thousands of protesters took to the street in Chicago. Chicago Tribune explains that the protest was “relatively peaceful” and was “devoid of any of the heavy vandalism of effigy burning that occurred elsewhere.” Five people were arrested altogether.
- Atlanta, Georgia,
- Boston, Massachusetts,
- Cleveland, Ohio,
- Dallas, Texas,
- Detroit, Michigan,
- Houston, Texas,
- Los Angeles, California,
- Miami, Florida,
- New York City, New York,
- Oakland, California,
- Omaha, Nebraska,
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
- Portland, Oregon,
- Richmond, Virginia,
- San Diego, California,
- San Francisco, California,
- San Jose, California,
- Seattle, Washington,
- Washington, D.C.,
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina,
Protests also occurred at various universities, including:
High school and college students walked out of classes to protest. The protests were mostly peaceful, although at some protests fires were lit, flags were burned, and a Trump piñata was burned. Celebrities such as Madonna, Cher, and Lady Gaga took part in New York. Some protesters took to blocking freeways in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Portland, Oregon, and were dispersed by police in the early hours of the morning. One protester was hit by a car. In a number of cities, protesters were dispersed with rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean-bags fired by police. While protests ended at 3:00 a.m. in New York City, calls were made to continue the protests over the coming days.
- November 10
As Trump held the first transition meeting with President Obama at the White House, protesters were outside. Protests continued in cities across the United States. International protests were held in London, Vancouver, and Manila.Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani called protesters “a bunch of spoiled cry-babies.” Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti expressed understanding of the protests and praised those who peacefully wanted to make their voices heard.
In Austin, Texas, a young girl rallied protesters behind the mantra: “I am a female, I am mixed race, I am a child and I cannot vote. But that will not stop me from getting heard” after which chants of “Love is love, and love trumps hate” followed. In Los Angeles, protesters continued blocking freeways. A peaceful protest turned violent when a small group began rioting and attacking police in Portland, Oregon. The protests in Portland attracted over 4,000 people and remained largely peaceful, but took to the highway and blocked traffic. Acts of vandalism including a number of smashed windows, vandalized vehicles, and a dumpster fire caused police to declare a riot. Protesters tried to retain the peaceful nature of the protest and chanted “peaceful protest”.
Protests were held in the following cities:
- Chicago, Illinois,
- Dallas, Texas,
- Grand Rapids, Michigan,
- Greensboro, North Carolina,
- Louisville, Kentucky,
- Madison, Wisconsin,
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
- Minneapolis, Minnesota,
- New York City, New York,
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
- Pittsburg, California,
- Portland, Oregon,
- Richmond, Virginia,
- Tampa, Florida,
Numerous petitions were started to prevent Trump from taking office; including a Change.org petition started by Elijah Berg of North Carolina requesting that faithless electors in states that Trump won vote for Clinton instead, which surpassed three million signatures.
- November 11
Protests occurred in the following cities:
- Anchorage, Alaska,
- Atlanta, Georgia,
- Bakersfield, California,
- Burlington, Vermont,
- Columbia, South Carolina,
- Columbus, Ohio,
- Dallas, Texas,
- Denver, Colorado,
- Des Moines, Iowa,
- Eugene, Oregon,
- Fort Worth, Texas,
- Grand Rapids, Michigan,
- Iowa City, Iowa,
- Los Angeles, California,
- Nashville, Tennessee,
- New Haven, Connecticut,
- New York, New York,
- Olympia, Washington,
- Orlando, Florida,
- Royal Oak, Michigan,
- San Antonio, Texas ,
Protests also occurred at the following schools:
- Ohio State University,
- State University of New York at New Paltz,
- Texas State University,
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
- University of Massachusetts Amherst,
- University of Miami,
- University of North Carolina, Greensboro,
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington,
- University of Pacific,
- University of Rochester,
- Vanderbilt University,
- Virginia Commonwealth University,
- Wayne State University,
- Wesleyan University,
A protest also occurred at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel. The American and Mexican national soccer teams also posed together in a Unity Wall in response to Trump’s election before their World Cup qualifying match in Columbus, Ohio.
- November 12
During a peaceful march in Oregon in the early hours of November 12, one protester was shot by an unknown assailant. Police in Portland, Oregon, said that they arrested over than twenty people after protesters refused to disperse.
On the first weekend day after the election, a march of over 10,000 people in Los Angeles went from MacArthur Park and shut down the busy Wilshire Blvd corridor. In New York City, another crowd cited by NBC News as 25,000marched from Union Square to Trump Tower. In Chicago, thousands of people marched through The Loop. In Indianapolis, about 500 people gathered at the Statehouse, then proceeded to march downtown. Protesters split off into several groups, some of which moved to the streets and blocked traffic. Some protesters were allegedly throwing rocks at police officers, who responded by firing non-lethal weapons.
- November 13
Protests continued in the following cities:
- Chicago, Illinois,
- Denver, Colorado,
- Erie, Pennsylvania,
- Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
- Los Angeles, California,
- Manchester, New Hampshire,
- New Haven, Connecticut,
- New York City, New York,
- Oakland, California,
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
- Royal Oak, Michigan,
- San Francisco, California,
- Springfield, Massachusetts,
- San Antonio, Texas ,
- November 14
A group of 40 protesters in Washington, D.C. staged a sit-in at the office of prospective Senate minority leader Charles Schumer, in an effort to change Democratic leadership and prevent the party’s collaboration with Trump. Seventeen arrests were made at that sit-in.
Several school districts experienced walkouts from high school students, many of them too young to have voted.
- November 15
Protests occurred in the following cities and universities:
- Akron, Ohio,
- Beltsville, Maryland,
- Kalamazoo, Michigan,
- Montgomery County, Maryland,
- New York City,
- Santa Barbara, California,
- Washington, D.C.,
- La Salle University,
- Penn State University,
- Rutgers University,
- St. Mary’s College of California,
- Stanford University,
- University of California, Riverside,
- University of Chicago,
- University of Illinois at Chicago,
- November 16
Students around the country walked out of classes in an effort to push their schools to declare themselves a “sanctuary campus” from Trump’s planned immigration policy of mass deportations. The Stanford, Rutgers, and St. Mary’s protests on November 15 were among the first. Rutgers President Robert Barchi responded that the school will protect the privacy of its undocumented immigrants. California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White made a similar affirmation. Iowa State University reaffirmed continuation of their already existing policy.
Around 350 Harvard University faculty members signed a letter urging the administration to denounce hate speech, protect student privacy, reaffirm admissions and financial aid policies and to make the university a sanctuary. One of the first to sign the letter was Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- November 17
- In the early morning in Los Angeles, protesters chanted “Fire Bannon” in reference to Trump appointing Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist and senior counselor on Sunday. Bannon denied accusations of his being a white nationalist, saying “I’m a nationalist.”
- Two students were arrested at a protest at the University of Pittsburgh
- A rally was held at the University of Miami
- Around 100 students protested at Portland State University
- November 18
Various protests occurred in Augusta, Maine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,Cleveland, Ohio, Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sacramento, California, and Washington, D.C.
- November 19
- About 3,000 formed a hand holding ring around Green Lake in Seattle, Washington.
- In Chicago, approximately 2,000 protesters marched from Federal Plaza to Trump Tower Chicago.
- Several hundred protesters rallied and marched in downtown San Francisco.
- In New York City, three separate protests converged on the heavily secured area surrounding Trump Tower in New York City, where security guided them into a demonstration pen that had been erected outside of the president elect’s offices and residence. One group marched from Queens. One group protesting Trump’s appointment of Bannon marched from Washington Square Park. A smaller but more dramatic group wearing stage special effects makeup of wounds and scars, marched from Union Square to indicate the damage a Trump administration will have on “marginalized people” including women.
- International protests occurred in Toronto, Canada; Melbourne, Australia; and Paris, France.
- November 20
- A 69-year-old man dressed in a U.S. Marine uniform set himself alight in the Highland Square in Akron, Ohio, after ranting about the need to protest Trump’s election. He was hospitalized in stable condition.
- A protest in Brooklyn Heights attracted Adam Horovitz to Adam Yauch Park (a park named after his late-Beastie Boys bandmate), where multiple spray-painted swastikas and the message “Go Trump” had been discovered two days before. At the protest, Horovitz released a statement against Trump.
- An anti-Trump group called “Not Up For Grabs: Portland” marched in Portland, Oregon.
- During a live performance on the American Music Awards of 2016, Green Day performed their new song Bang Bang. In the middle of the song, lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong included the anti-Trump chant “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!”
- November 21
- November 22
- November 23
- November 25
- November 26
- November 27
- December 8 – There was controversy about the inaugural permitting for protests. Hundreds of thousands of people have organized on Facebook to attend. Partnership for Civil Justice Fund for the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has a lawsuit pending about protest near the Trump Hotel.
- December 18 – On International Migrants Day approximately 2,000 people marched peacefully in downtown Los Angeles against Trump’s policies on immigration, the environment and healthcare.
- December 19 – On the day the United States Electoral College convened protests were held at numerous state capitols, including but not limited to those of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Idaho.
- China – On November 14, 2016, the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco warned “Chinese exchange students, visiting students, teachers and volunteers” to avoid participating in the protests.
- Turkey – The Government of Turkey warned its citizens who may be traveling to the United States to “be careful due to protests” and that occasionally “the protests turn violent and criminal while protesters [are] detained by security forces” while also stating that “racists and xenophobic incidents increased in USA”.
Stop Trump movement
The Stop Trump movement, also called the anti-Trump, Dump Trump, or Never Trump movement, was the informal name for the effort on the part of some Republicans and other prominent conservatives to prevent front-runner and now President of the United States Donald Trump from obtaining the Republican Party presidential nomination, and, following his nomination, the presidency, for the 2016 United States presidential election. Although Trump’s campaign drew a substantial amount of criticism, he was ultimately sworn in as president.
The movement gained momentum following Trump’s wins in the March 15, 2016, Super Tuesday primaries, including his victory over U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in Florida. After U.S. Senator Ted Cruz dropped out of the race following Trump’s primary victory in Indiana on May 3, 2016, Trump became the presumptive nominee, while internal opposition to Trump remained as the process pivoted towards a general election.
Following unsuccessful attempts by some delegates at the Republican National Convention to block his nomination, Trump became the Republican Party’s 2016 nominee for President of the United States on July 18, 2016. Some members of the Stop Trump movement endorsed alternative candidates in the general election, such as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, independent conservative Evan McMullin, and American Solidarity Party nominee Mike Maturen.
These efforts ultimately failed when Trump won the general election on November 8. According to exit polls, Trump received 90% of the GOP vote, while Clinton won 89% of Democratic voters.
Trump entered the Republican primaries on June 16, 2015, at a time when Governors Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Senator Marco Rubio were viewed as the early frontrunners. Trump was generally considered a longshot to win the nomination, but his large media profile gave him a chance to spread his message and appear in the Republican debates. By the end of 2015, Trump was leading the Republican field in national polls. Despite Trump’s enduring strength in the polls, his rivals continued to attack each other rather than Trump. In this atmosphere, some Republicans, such as former Mitt Romney adviser Alex Castellanos, called for a “negative ad blitz” against Trump, and another former Romney aide founded Our Principles PAC to attack Trump. After Trump won the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries, many Republican leaders called for the party to unite around a single leader to stop Trump’s nomination.
On March 17, 2016, notable conservatives under the leadership of Erick Erickson met at the Army and Navy Club in Washington D.C. to discuss strategies for preventing Trump from securing the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in July. Among the strategies discussed were a “unity ticket”, a possible third-party candidate and a contested convention, especially if Trump did not gain the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the nomination.
The meeting was organized by Erick Erickson, Bill Wichterman, and Bob Fischer. Around two dozen people attended.Consensus was reached that Trump’s nomination could be prevented, and that efforts would be made to seek a unity ticket, possibly comprising U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich.
By political organizations
Our Principles PAC and Club for Growth were involved in trying to prevent Trump’s nomination. Our Principles PAC has spent more than $13 million on advertising attacking Trump. The Club for Growth spent $11 million in an effort to prevent Trump from becoming the Republican Party’s nominee.
By Republican delegates
In June 2016, activists Eric O’Keefe and Dane Waters formed a group called Delegates Unbound, which CNN described as “an effort to convince delegates that they have the authority and the ability to vote for whomever they want.” The effort involved the publication of a book, Unbound: The Conscience of a Republican Delegate by Republican delegates Curly Haugland and Sean Parnell. The book argues that “delegates are not bound to vote for any particular candidate based on primary and caucus results, state party rules, or even state law.”
Republican delegates Kendal Unruh and Steve Lonegan led an Free the Delegates effort among fellow Republican delegates to change the convention rules “to include a ‘conscience clause’ that would allow delegates bound to Trump to vote against him, even on the first ballot at the July convention.” Unruh described the effort as “an ‘Anybody but Trump’ movement”. According to The Washington Post, Unruh’s efforts started with a conference call on June 16 “with at least 30 delegates from 15 states”. Regional coordinators for the effort were recruited in Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington and other states. By June 19, hundreds of delegates to the Republican National Convention calling themselves Free the Delegates had begun raising funds and recruiting members in support of an effort to change Party convention rules to free delegates to vote however they want – instead of according to the results of state caucuses and primaries. Unruh, a member of the convention’s Rules Committee and one of the group’s founders, planned to propose adding the “conscience clause” to the convention’s rules effectively unhinging pledged delegates. She needed 56 other supporters from the 112-member panel, which determines precisely how Republicans select their nominee in Cleveland. However, the Rules Committee voted down, by a vote of 84–21, a move to send a “minority report” to the floor allowing the unbinding of delegates, thereby defeating the “Stop Trump” activists and guaranteeing Trump’s nomination. The committee then endorsed the opposite option, voting 87–12 to include rules language specifically stating that delegates were required to vote based on their states’ primary and caucus results.
At a luncheon in February 2016 attended by Republican governors and donors, Karl Rove discussed the danger of Trump securing the Republican nomination in July, and that it may be possible to stop him, but that there was not much time left.
Early in March 2016, Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, directed some of his advisors to look at ways to stop Trump from obtaining the nomination at the Republican National Convention (RNC). Romney also spoke publicly urging voters to vote for the Republican candidate most likely to prevent Trump from acquiring delegates in state primaries. A few weeks later, Romney announced that he would vote for Ted Cruz in the Utah GOP caucuses. On his Facebook page, he posted “Today, there is a contest between Trumpism and Republicanism. Through the calculated statements of its leader, Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence. I am repulsed by each and every one of these.” Nevertheless, Romney said early on he would “support the Republican nominee,” though he didn’t “think that’s going to be Donald Trump.”
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shifted from opposing both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, to eventually supporting Cruz as a better alternative to Trump. Commenting about Trump, Graham said “I don’t think he’s a Republican, I don’t think he’s a conservative, I think his campaign’s built on xenophobia, race-baiting and religious bigotry. I think he’d be a disaster for our party and as Senator Cruz would not be my first choice, I think he is a Republican conservative who I could support.”In May, after Trump became the presumptive nominee, Graham announced he would not be supporting Trump in the general election, stating “[I] cannot, in good conscience, support Donald Trump because I do not believe he is a reliable Republican conservative nor has he displayed the judgment and temperament to serve as Commander in Chief.”
In October 2016, some individuals made third-party vote trading mobile applications and websites to help stop Trump; for example a Californian that wants to vote for Clinton will instead vote for Jill Stein, and in exchange a Stein supporter in a swing state will vote for Clinton. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the 2007 case Porter v. Bowen established vote trading as a First Amendment right.
List of Republicans who opposed the Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016
- George H. W. Bush, President of the United States (1989–93); Vice President of the United States (1981–89)
- George W. Bush, President of the United States (2001–09); Governor of Texas (1995-2000)
Former 2016 Republican presidential primary candidates
All candidates signed a pledge to eventually support the party nominee. The following have refused to honor it.
- Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida (1999–2007)
- Carly Fiorina,[a][b] CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999–2005); 2010 nominee for U.S. Senator from California
- Lindsey Graham, United States Senator from South Carolina (2003–present) (voted for Evan McMullin)
- John Kasich, Governor of Ohio (2011–present); U.S. Representative from Ohio (1983–2001) (wrote in John McCain)
- George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995–2006)
Former federal cabinet-level officials
- William Bennett,[a] Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (1989–90); United States Secretary of Education (1985–99)
- Bill Brock, United States Secretary of Labor (1985-87); United States Trade Representative (1981-85); U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1971-77); Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1977-81)
- Michael Chertoff, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2005–09); Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003–05) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Bill Cohen, United States Secretary of Defense (1997–2001); United States Senator from Maine (1979–97) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert Gates, United States Secretary of Defense (2006–11); Director of Central Intelligence (1991–93)
- Carlos Gutierrez, United States Secretary of Commerce (2005–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Carla Anderson Hills, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1975–77), United States Trade Representative (1989–93) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation (2009–13), U.S. Representative from Illinois (1995–2009)
- Greg Mankiw, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (2003–05)
- Mel Martinez, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2001–03); United States Senator from Florida (2005–09); General Chair of the Republican National Committee (2007)
- Michael Mukasey, United States Attorney General (2007–09)
- John Negroponte, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (2001–04); Director of National Intelligence (2005–07); United States Deputy Secretary of State (2007–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Henry Paulson, United States Secretary of the Treasury (2006–09) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Colin Powell, United States Secretary of State (2001–05), National Security Advisor (1987–89) (voted for Hillary Clinton)
- William K. Reilly, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (1989–92) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Condoleezza Rice,[b] United States Secretary of State (2005–09), National Security Advisor (2001–05)
- Tom Ridge, United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003–05); Homeland Security Advisor (2001–03); Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001)
- William Ruckelshaus, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (1970–73, 1983–85) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- George P. Shultz, United States Secretary of Labor (1969–70); Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970–72); United States Secretary of the Treasury (1972–74); United States Secretary of State (1982–89)
- Louis Wade Sullivan, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (1989–93) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Christine Todd Whitman, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2001–03); Governor of New Jersey (1994–2001) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert Zoellick, United States Deputy Secretary of State (2005–06); U.S. Trade Representative (2001–05); President of the World Bank Group (2007–12)
- Charlie Baker, Massachusetts (2015–present)
- Robert J. Bentley,[a] Alabama (2011–present)
- Dennis Daugaard,[a][b] South Dakota (2011–present)
- Bill Haslam, Tennessee (2011–present)
- Gary Herbert,[a] Utah (2009–present)
- Larry Hogan, Maryland (2015–present)
- Susana Martinez, New Mexico (2011–present); Chair of the Republican Governors Association (2015–present)
- Brian Sandoval,[a] Nevada (2011–present)
- Rick Snyder, Michigan (2011–present)
- Arne Carlson, Minnesota (1991–99) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- A. Linwood Holton Jr., Virginia (1970–74); Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs (1974–75) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Jon Huntsman Jr.,[a] Utah (2005–09); United States Ambassador to China (2009–11); United States Ambassador to Singapore (1992–93)
- William Milliken, Michigan (1969–83) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Kay A. Orr, Nebraska (1987–91)
- Tim Pawlenty,[a] Minnesota (2003–11)
- Marc Racicot, Montana (1993–01); Chair of the Republican National Committee (2001–03)
- Mitt Romney, Massachusetts (2003–07), 2012 nominee for President
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, California (2003–11)
- William Weld, Massachusetts (1991–97) (2016 Libertarian nominee for Vice President)
- Christine Todd Whitman, New Jersey (1994-2001) 
- Susan Collins, Maine (1997–present)(supported Mike Pence for Vice President; presidential vote unknown)
- Jeff Flake,[b] Arizona (2013–present)
- Cory Gardner,[a][b] Colorado (2015–present) (writing-in Mike Pence)
- Dean Heller, Nevada (2011–present)
- Mike Lee,[b] Utah (2011–present)(voted for Evan McMullin)
- John McCain,[a] Arizona (1987–present); 2008 nominee for President
- Lisa Murkowski,[b] Alaska (2002–present)
- Rob Portman,[a] Ohio (2010-present); United States Trade Representative (2005–06), Director of the Office of Management and Budget (2006–07) (writing-in Mike Pence)
- Ben Sasse, Nebraska (2015–present)
- Dan Sullivan,[a][b] Alaska (2015–present) (wrote in Mike Pence)
- Kelly Ayotte,[c] New Hampshire (2011–17) (wrote in Mike Pence)
- Mark Kirk,[a] Illinois (2010–17) (writing-in Colin Powell)
- Norm Coleman, Minnesota (2003–09)
- David Durenberger, Minnesota (1978–95) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Slade Gorton, Washington (1981–87, 1989–2001) (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Gordon J. Humphrey, New Hampshire (1979–90) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John Warner, Virginia (1979–2009); United States Secretary of the Navy (1972–74) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Sitting at the time of the Trump campaign
- Justin Amash, Michigan (2011–present)
- Mike Coffman, Colorado (2009–present)
- Barbara Comstock, Virginia (2015–present)
- Carlos Curbelo, Florida (2015–present)
- Rodney Davis,[a] Illinois (2013–present)
- Charlie Dent, Pennsylvania (2005–present)
- Bob Dold, Illinois (2011–13, 2015–17)
- Jeff Fortenberry,[a] Nebraska (2005–present)
- Scott Garrett,[a] New Jersey (2003–2017)
- Kay Granger,[b] Texas (1997–present)
- Richard L. Hanna, New York (2011–17) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Cresent Hardy,[a] Nevada (2015–17)
- Joe Heck,[a] Nevada (2011–17); 2016 nominee for U.S. Senate
- Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington (2011–present) (writing-in Paul Ryan)
- Will Hurd, Texas (2015–present)
- David Jolly, Florida (2014–17)
- John Katko, New York (2015–present)
- Adam Kinzinger, Illinois (2011–present)
- Steve Knight, California (2015–present)
- Frank LoBiondo,[a] New Jersey (1995–present) (writing-in Mike Pence)
- Mia Love, Utah (2015–present)
- Pat Meehan,[b] Pennsylvania (2011–present)
- Erik Paulsen,[a] Minnesota (2009–present)
- Reid Ribble, Wisconsin (2011–17)
- Scott Rigell, Virginia (2011–17) (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Martha Roby,[b] Alabama (2011–present)
- Tom Rooney,[a] Florida (2009–present)
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida (1989–present)
- Mike Simpson,[a] Idaho (1999–present)
- Fred Upton, Michigan (1987–present)
- David Valadao, California (2013–present)
- Ann Wagner,[a] Missouri (2013–present)
- Steve Bartlett, Texas (1983–91)
- Bob Bauman, Maryland (1973–81)
- Sherwood Boehlert, New York (1993–2007) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Jack Buechner, Missouri (1987–91)
- Tom Campbell, California (1989–93, 1995–2001) (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Bill Clinger, Pennsylvania (1979–97)
- Tom Coleman, Missouri (1976–93)
- Geoff Davis, Kentucky (2005–12)
- Mickey Edwards, Oklahoma (1977–93)
- Harris Fawell, Illinois (1985–99)
- Ed Foreman, Texas (1963–65, 1969–71)
- Amo Houghton, New York (1987–2005)
- Bob Inglis, South Carolina (1993–99, 2005–11)
- Jim Kolbe, Arizona (1985–2007) (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Steve Kuykendall, California (1999–2001)
- Jim Leach, Iowa (1977–2007)
- Pete McCloskey, California (1967–83)
- Connie Morella, Maryland (1987–2003) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Mike Parker, Mississippi (1989–99); Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (2001–02)
- Tom Petri, Wisconsin (1979–2015)
- John Porter, Illinois (1980–2001)
- Joe Scarborough, Florida (1995–2001); commentator and author
- Claudine Schneider, Rhode Island (1981–91) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Chris Shays, Connecticut (1987–2009) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Peter Smith, Vermont (1989–11)
- Mark Souder, Indiana (1995–2010)
- J.C. Watts, Oklahoma (1995–2003)
- Edward Weber, Ohio (1981–83)
- Vin Weber, Minnesota (1983–93)
- G. William Whitehurst, Virginia (1969–87)
- Dick Zimmer, New Jersey (1991–97) (endorsed Gary Johnson)
Former State Department officials
- Richard Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State; Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser of the Department of State; Legal Adviser to the National Security Council
- Robert Blackwill, United States Ambassador to India; Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; United States Ambassador to NATO; United States Ambassador to Greece (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Eliot A. Cohen, Counselor of the United States Department of State
- Chester Crocker, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
- James K. Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- David F. Gordon, Director of Policy Planning
- Donald Gregg, United States Ambassador to South Korea
- David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John Hillen, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
- Reuben Jeffery III, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
- Robert Joseph, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs
- David J. Kramer, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
- Stephen D. Krasner, Director of Policy Planning
- Frank Lavin, United States Ambassador to Singapore; Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert McCallum, United States Ambassador to Australia; Acting United States Deputy Attorney General
- Richard Miles, United States Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, and Georgia; Acting United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan
- Roger Noriega, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
- John Osborn, Member of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy
- Kristen Silverberg, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs
- William Howard Taft IV, Legal Adviser of the Department of State; United States Ambassador to NATO; United States Deputy Secretary of Defense
- Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli, Senior Advisor for Women’s Empowerment; Special Assistant to the President for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Betty Tamposi, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Peter Teeley, United States Ambassador to Canada (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert Tuttle, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Philip Zelikow, Counselor of the United States Department of State
Former Defense Department officials
- Don Bacon,[b] Brigadier General, United States Air Force; Representative for Nebraska’s 2nd district
- Seth Cropsey, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities
- Michael B. Donley, United States Secretary of the Air Force (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Eric Edelman, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
- Doug Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
- Robert Hastings, Acting Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs
- Tim Kane, United States Air Force intelligence officer; Chief Labor Economist, Joint Economic Committee
- Mary Beth Long, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
- Alberto J. Mora, General Counsel of the Navy (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Gale Pollock, Acting Surgeon General of the United States Army (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Martha Rainville, Major General, United States Air Force; Vermont Adjutant General
- Michael Rubin, Defense Country Director for Iran and Iraq
- Kalev Sepp, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Capabilities
- Matthew Waxman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Paul Wolfowitz, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense; President of the World Bank Group (voting for Hillary Clinton)
- Dov Zakheim, Comptroller of the Department of Defense
Former National Security officials
- Ken Adelman, Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Mike Baker, covert operations officer, Central Intelligence Agency
- Tom Donnelly, Director of the Policy Group, House Armed Services Committee
- Gary Edson, Deputy National Security Advisor
- Richard Falkenrath, Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
- Peter Feaver, Senior Director for Strategic Planning
- Aaron Friedberg, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
- Greg Garcia, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Cyber Security and Telecommunications
- Michael Green, Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council
- Paul Haenle, Director for China and Taiwan, National Security Council
- Michael Hayden, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2006–09)
- William Inboden, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council
- James Jeffrey, Deputy National Security Advisor
- James C. Langdon, Jr., Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
- Deborah Loewer, Director of the White House Situation Room (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Evan McMullin, Operations officer, Central Intelligence Agency; Senior Adviser for National Security, House Foreign Affairs Committee (Independent candidate for President)
- Paul D. Miller, Director for Afghanistan, National Security Council
- Meghan O’Sullivan, Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan
- Kori Schake, Director of Defense Strategy, National Security Council
- Gary Schmitt, Executive Director of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
- Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor (1975–77, 1989–93); Chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (2001–05) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- David Shedd, Deputy Director of National Intelligence; Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
- Stephen Slick, Senior Director for Intelligence Programs, National Security Council
- Frances Townsend, Homeland Security Advisor
- Kenneth Wainstein, Homeland Security Advisor
Other former federal government officials
- Donald B. Ayer, United States Deputy Attorney General
- Phillip D. Brady, White House Staff Secretary; White House Cabinet Secretary (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Paul K. Charlton, United States Attorney
- Linda Chavez, Director of the Office of Public Liaison; 1986 nominee for U.S. Senator from Maryland
- Jim Cicconi, White House Staff Secretary (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Scott Evertz, Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Tony Fratto, Deputy White House Press Secretary
- Charles Fried, United States Solicitor General; Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Fred T. Goldberg, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy; Commissioner of Internal Revenue (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Theodore Kassinger, United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce
- Bill Kristol, Chief of Staff to the Vice President (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Rosario Marin, Treasurer of the United States (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John McKay, former United States Attorney (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Andrew Natsios, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development; Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party
- Daniel F. Runde, Director of the Global Development Alliance
- Larry D. Thompson, United States Deputy Attorney General
- Dan Webb, former United States Attorney (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Peter Wehner, Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives
- Lezlee Westine, Director of the Office of Public Liaison (2001–2005) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Peter Zeidenberg, Assistant United States Attorney
- Brian Calley,[a][b] Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (2011–present)
- Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor of Utah (2013–present)
- Kim Guadagno, Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey (2010–present)
- Paul Anderson, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court (1994–2013) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Greg Bell, Lieutenant Governor of Utah (2009–13) (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Bob Brown, Secretary of State of Montana (2001–05) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Betty Montgomery, Attorney General of Ohio (1995–2003), Ohio State Auditor (2003–07)
- Sam Reed, Secretary of State of Washington (2000–12) (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General of Utah (2001–13) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert Smith, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals (2004–14) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Michael Steele, Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (2003–07) and RNC Chair (2009–11)
- Diana Taylor, New York Superintendent of Banks (2003–07) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Grant Woods, Attorney General of Arizona (1991–99) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Jack Ciattarelli,[a] New Jersey State Representative (2011–present)
- Kurt Daudt,[b] Minnesota State Representative (2011–present), Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2015–present)
- David Johnson, Iowa State Senator (2003–present)
- Mark B. Madsen, Utah State Senator (2005–present) (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Charisse Millett,[a] Alaska State Representative (2009–present), Majority Leader (2015–present)
- Ross Spano, Florida State Representative (2012–present)
- Joe Sweeney,[a] New Hampshire State Representative (2012–present)
- Michael Balboni, New York State Senator (1998–2007) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Lois Sherman Hagarty, Pennsylvania State Representative (1980–92)
- Brian Lees, Massachusetts State Senator (1989–2007), Minority Leader (1993–2007)
- Jack McGregor, Pennsylvania State Senator (1963–70) (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Will Weatherford, Florida State Representative (2006–14), Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives (2012–14)
- Joel Giambra, former Erie County Executive (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Carlos A. Giménez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Danny Jones, Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Aimee Winder Newton,[a] Member of the Salt Lake County Council
- Tomás Regalado, Mayor of Miami
Other notable individuals
Republican Party figures
- Steve Baer, former President, United Republican Fund of Illinois 
- Max Boot, author (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Ellen Bork, political consultant
- Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001–09); First Lady of Texas (1995-2000)
- Marvin Bush, son of George H. W. Bush, brother of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Al Cardenas, former chair of the Republican Party of Florida
- Patrick Chovanec, economist
- Mindy Finn, political consultant, strategist, and activist (Independent running mate for Evan McMullin)
- Darryl Glenn,[a] 2016 nominee for U.S. Senator from Colorado 
- Juan Hernandez, political consultant, co-founder of Hispanic Republicans of Texas (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Matt Higgins, former press secretary for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Robert Kagan, former foreign policy advisor and speechwriter (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Matt Kibbe, libertarian ideals advocate
- Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of GOProud (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Kevin Madden, spokesperson for 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney
- Ken Mehlman, former Chair of the Republican National Committee
- Mike Murphy, political consultant and commentator (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Patrick Ruffini, political strategist
- Mark Salter, chief aide to John McCain (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Randy Scheunemann, national security and foreign policy advisor
- Steve Schmidt, campaign strategist
- Gabriel Schoenfeld, former Senior Advisor to 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney
- Lionel Sosa, political consultant (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- A. J. Spiker, Chair of the Iowa Republican Party
- Ben Stein, former speechwriter for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford
- Stuart Stevens, political consultant and strategist
- Mac Stipanovich, strategist and lobbyist; former Chief of Staff to Bob Martinez (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John Weaver,[d] strategist
Conservative academics, journalists and commentators
- Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar and Director of Japanese Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
- Glenn Beck, former Fox News host, radio host, columnist, and author (endorsed Darrell Castle)
- Guy Benson, journalist
- Michael Berry, radio host
- L. Brent Bozell III, activist and writer
- David Brooks, columnist
- Christine Caine, evangelical author
- Steven G. Calabresi, legal scholar and co-founder of the Federalist Society
- Mona Charen, columnist and author
- Lanhee Chen, academic and commentator
- Joshua Claybourn, attorney, author, and former convention delegate
- Ross Douthat, columnist
- Daniel W. Drezner, blogger
- Richard Epstein, legal scholar
- Erick Erickson, blogger (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Niall Ferguson, professor of history
- David A. French, author and journalist
- David Frum, columnist and speechwriter for George W. Bush (voted for Hillary Clinton)
- Jeffrey Gedmin, author
- Robert P. George, academic
- Reuel Marc Gerecht, writer (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Michael Gerson, columnist and speechwriter for George W. Bush
- Jonah Goldberg, columnist and author (endorsed Evan McMullin)
- Michael Graham, radio host
- Mary R. Habeck, professor of strategic studies
- David Harsanyi, columnist
- Stephen F. Hayes, columnist
- Quin Hillyer, columnist
- Margaret Hoover, consultant and commentator
- Charles Krauthammer, columnist (wrote in Paul Ryan or Ben Sasse)
- Matt K. Lewis, columnist and commentator
- Dana Loesch, author and commentator
- Peter Mansoor, military historian (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Meghan McCain, commentator, daughter of Senator John McCain (voted for Evan McMullin)
- Beth Moore, evangelical author
- Russell D. Moore, evangelical theologian, head of the Southern Baptist Convention‘s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (writing-in Ben Sasse)
- Charles Murray, political scientist and commentator
- Ana Navarro, strategist and commentator (voted for Hillary Clinton)
- Tom Nichols, national security affairs scholar (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- John Noonan, national security analyst and commentator
- Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World
- Mackubin Thomas Owens, national security advisor
- Katie Pavlich, journalist
- James Pethokoukis, columnist at the American Enterprise Institute (voted for Hillary Clinton)
- Daniel Pipes, historian and columnist
- Danielle Pletka, foreign policy writer
- John Podhoretz, writer and columnist
- Dorothy Rabinowitz, journalist (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Jennifer Rubin, journalist
- Ben Shapiro, columnist and commentator
- Bret Stephens, journalist
- Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
- Ruth Wedgwood, professor of international law and diplomacy
- Jamie Weinstein, political journalist
- Montel Williams, talk show host and commentator
- George Will, columnist
- Kevin D. Williamson, writer
- Declan Garvey, commentator, President Emeritus of Harvard Republican Club
- Daniel Akerson, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Netscape; founder of Andreessen Horowitz (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Mike Fernandez, founder of MBF Healthcare Partners (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Seth Klarman, founder of Baupost Group (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Hamid R. Moghadam, CEO of Prologis (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- James Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Paul Singer, founder and CEO of Elliott Management Corporation
- Harry E. Sloan, former CEO of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Jack Welch,[a] former CEO of General Electric
- Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; former CEO of eBay; 2010 California nominee for Governor of California (endorsed Hillary Clinton)
- Harvard Republican Club
- Penn State College Republicans
- Kenyon Republicans
- The University of the South College Republicans
- Cornell College Republicans (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- New Mexico College Republicans (endorsed Gary Johnson)
- Log Cabin Republicans
General election opposition
Trump was widely described as the presumptive Republican nominee after the May 3 Indiana primary, notwithstanding the continued opposition of groups such as Our Principles PAC. Many GOP leaders endorsed Trump after he became the presumptive nominee, but other Republicans looked for ways to defeat him in the general election.Stop Trump members such as Mitt Romney, Eric Erickson, William Kristol, Mike Murphy, Stuart Stevens, and Rick Wilson pursued the possibility of an independent candidacy by a non-Trump Republican.Potential candidates included Senator Ben Sasse, Governor John Kasich, Senator Tom Coburn, Congressman Justin Amash, Senator Rand Paul, retired Marine Corps General James Mattis, retired Army General Stanley McChrystal, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, businessman Mark Cuban, and 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. However, many of these candidates rejected the possibility of an independent run, pointing to difficulties such as ballot access and the potential to help the Democratic candidate win the presidency. One potential strategy would involve an independent candidate gaining enough electoral votes to deny a majority to either of the major party candidates, sending the three presidential candidates with the most electoral votes to the U.S. House of Representatives under procedures established by the Twelfth Amendment. Some anti-Trump Republicans stated that they would vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election.
On May 3, 2016, one of the biggest anti-Trump groups, the “Never Trump PAC”, circulated a petition to collect the signatures of conservatives opposed to voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. As of August 19, 2016, over 54,000 people had signed the petition. Gary Johnson‘s campaign in the Libertarian Party attracted attention as a possible vehicle for the Stop Trump movement’s votes in the general election after Trump became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee. In late May, Craig Snyder, a former Republican staffer, launched the “Republicans For Hillary PAC”, “aimed at convincing Republicans to choose Hillary Clinton over […] Donald Trump in November.” Also, the grassroots effort, called “Republicans for Clinton in 2016”, or R4C16, joined the effort in defeating Trump.
William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, promoted National Review staff writer David A. French of Tennessee as a prospective candidate. French opted not to run. On August 8, Evan McMullin, a conservative Republican, announced that he would mount an independent bid for president, with support of the Never Trump movement. McMullin was backed by Better for America, a Never Trump group, and was supported by former Americans Elect CEO Kahlil Byrd and Republican campaign-finance lawyer Chris Ashby.
Reactions to the Stop Trump movement were mixed, with other prominent Republicans making statements in support of preventing Trump from receiving the Republican nomination. Following his withdrawal as a candidate for President, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio expressed hope that Trump’s nomination could be stopped, adding that his nomination “would fracture the party and be damaging to the conservative movement.”
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus dismissed the potential impact of Mitt Romney’s efforts to block Trump at the convention. Sam Clovis, a national co-chairman for Trump’s campaign, said that he would leave the Republican Party if it “comes into that convention and jimmies with the rules and takes away the will of the people”. Ned Ryun, founder of conservative group American Majority, expressed concern about a contested convention, should Trump have the most delegates, but fail to reach the 1,237 necessary to be assured the nomination. Ryun speculated that a contested convention would result in Trump running as a third-party candidate, making it unlikely that Republicans would win the presidency in the November general election, adding that it would “blow up the party, at least in the short term”.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie expressed his opinion that the efforts to stop Trump will ultimately fail. Relatively shortly after his endorsement of Trump, he criticized the people who condemned his endorsement, including the Stop Trump movement, stating that his critics had yet to support any of the remaining GOP candidates. He said, “I think if you’re a public figure, you have the obligation to speak out, and be ‘for’ something, not just ‘against’ something. … When those folks in the ‘Stop Trump’ movement actually decide to be for something, then people can make an evaluation … if they want to be for one of the remaining candidates, do what I did: Be for one of the remaining candidates.”
Trump said that if he were deprived of the nomination because of falling just short of the 1,237 delegates required, that there could be “problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen” and “I think you’d have riots.” Trump made prior comments suggesting that he might run as an independent candidate if he were not to get the Republican nomination.
Roger Stone, a political consultant who served as an advisor for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and who remains a “confidant” to Trump, put together a group called “Stop the Steal” and threatened “Days of Rage” if Republican party leaders try to deny the nomination to Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.Stone also threatened to disclose to the public the hotel room numbers of delegates who oppose Trump.
Developments following the election
On December 11, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) wrote on Twitter that the Electoral College should not elect Trump. “We’re 5 wks from Inauguration & the President Elect is completely unhinged. The Electoral College must do what it was designed for.”On December 12, in an interview on CNN‘s New Day, Himes said that he was troubled by several actions by the president-elect. The issue that “pushed me over the edge” was Trump’s criticism of the CIA and the intelligence community. The Congressman did admit that Trump won “fair and square,” but he said that Trump proved himself unfit for public office. He cited the intentions behind the creation of the electoral college and he argued that it was created for an instance such as the election of Trump.
Efforts to persuade more electors to vote against Trump ultimately failed, and Trump won 304 electors on December 19. Trump’s electoral lead over Clinton even grew because a larger number of electors defected from her: Trump received 304 of his 306 pledged electors, Clinton 227 of her 232.
- January 3 – Five men, including NAACP president Cornell William Brooks, and one woman held a sit-in at Jeff Sessions‘ office in Mobile, Alabama, intending to stay until Sessions withdrew his name for consideration as United States Attorney General or they were arrested. The sit-in started at 11:00 AM and ended at 6:30 PM when the protesters were arrested.
- January 14 – About 2,000 protesters, most of them African-American, marched through rain near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to demand protection of civil rights and voting rights.
- January 19
Protests during Trump’s presidency
- January 20 – Fifty women from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, demonstrated against the proposed wall and the Trump Administration immigration policies by standing on the US/Mexico border, linked by hands and braiding scarves or hair together between 7am and 9am. The women were part of an organization called Boundless Across Borders.
A large number of protests were planned in connection with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America on January 20, 2017. Security preparation for Trump’s inauguration gathered a total of nearly 28,000 security personnel to participate in Washington, D.C. Anti-Trump protesters, mostly dressed in black, attempted to disrupt the inauguration and clashed with police in various parts of downtown Washington D.C.
On the eve of the inauguration, January 19, protestors gathered outside the National Press Building in Washington D.C. where the DeploraBall was held. Although the protest was mostly peaceful, several members threw debris at attendees, hitting one man in the head. Police responded with teargas and pepper spray, scattering the crowd.
On the day of the Inauguration, January 20, a group of around 100 protesters smashed windows of businesses in downtown Washington and tipped over garbage cans. The protesters also blocked entryways to the event and chained themselves to barricades, attempting with little success to prevent Trump supporters from gathering near the inaugural parade route. Along the parade route, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at designated protest sites, waved signs and chanted anti-Trump slogans. Occasional clashes between police and demonstrators occurred, with masked protesters throwing rocks and chunks of concrete at police. Rioting continued late into the afternoon near Pennsylvania Avenue. A limousine was tagged with graffiti, its windows were shattered, and it was later set on fire. The limo was owned by a Muslim immigrant, and its driver was hospitalized. The fire spread to a Fox News crew SUV which was parked behind the limo. 230 people were arrested, and of those, 217 were charged at the federal level with felony rioting, which, if convicted, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Six officers suffered minor injuries.
On the eve of the inauguration, January 19, protestors gathered outside the National Press Building in Washington D.C. where the DeploraBall was held. Several protesters threw debris at attendees, hitting one man in the head. Police responded with teargas and pepper spray, scattering the crowd.
On the day of the Inauguration, January 20, a group of around 100 protesters smashed windows of businesses in downtown Washington and tipped over garbage cans. The protesters also blocked entryways to the event and chained themselves to barricades, attempting with little success to prevent Trump supporters from gathering near the inaugural parade route. Along the parade route, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at designated protest sites, waved signs and chanted anti-Trump slogans. Occasional clashes between police and demonstrators occurred, with masked protesters throwing rocks and chunks of concrete at police. Rioting continued late into the afternoon near Pennsylvania Avenue. A limousine was tagged with graffiti, its windows were shattered, and it was later set on fire. The limo was owned by a Muslim immigrant, and its driver was hospitalized. The fire spread to a Fox News crew SUV which was parked behind the limo. 230 people were arrested, and of those, 217 were charged at the federal level with felony rioting, which, if convicted, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Six officers suffered minor injuries.
On Friday January 20, 2017, in the morning, anti-Trump protesters blocked the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco because the CEO of the company is seen as a “collaborator” with Trump. Around 16 people were arrested in the demonstration which created human chains to block the offices. Other companies blocked Friday morning in San Francisco were the Wells Fargo headquarters and Caltrain tracks.
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner
Artists LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner started live-streaming a planned four-year protest, titled HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US, at 9 a.m. on the morning of the inauguration on January 20. Participants were invited to deliver the words “He will not divide us” into a camera mounted to a wall “as many times, and for as long as they wish”, in what the artists described as “a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.”The footage was broadcast on a 24/7 feed, which the artists announced would run for four years, or the duration of Trump’s presidency. The initial host of the artwork, the Museum of Moving Images in New York, abandoned their involvement with the project after three weeks, citing public safety concerns. The installation became especially contentious after white supremacists started yelling “1488” to the camera and because of increased “loitering” in the area around the museum,with the museum receiving threats of violence. The artists, meanwhile claimed that the museum had “bowed to political pressure” in ceasing their involvement with the project, adding that there had been no incidents of violence that they were aware of. More than a million people viewed the live-stream before it was shut down. The exhibit relocated on February 18, 2017, to a wall outside the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2017 Women’s March
|2017 Women’s March
Women’s March on Washington
|Part of the women’s rights movement and protests against Donald Trump|
Demonstrators at the Women’s March on Washington in Washington, D.C.
|Date||January 21–22, 2017|
|Location||Worldwide, with flagship march in Washington, D.C.|
|Goals||“Protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country”|
|Estimated 500,000 people (Washington, D.C., marches)
Estimated 3,300,000 – 4,600,000 in the United States Estimated up to 4.8 million worldwide
The Women’s March[a] was a worldwide protest on January 21, 2017, to protect legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. While the march was billed as pro-woman, the rallies were also aimed at Donald Trump, immediately following his inauguration as President of the United States, largely due to statements and positions attributed to him regarded by many as misogynistic or otherwise reprehensible. It is the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. The march drew at least 500,000 people in Washington, and some estimates put worldwide participation at 4.8 million. At least 408 marches were planned in the U.S. and 168 in 81 other countries.
|Wikinews has related news: Women’s March becomes largest protest in U.S. history|
The first protest was planned in Washington, D.C., and is known as the Women’s March on Washington. It was organized as a grassroots movement to “send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights“. The Washington March was streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Officials who organized the marches later reported that 673 marches took place worldwide, on all seven continents, including 29 in Canada, 20 in Mexico, and one in Antarctica. In Washington D.C. alone, the protests were the largest political demonstrations since the anti–Vietnam War protests in the 1960s and 1970s, with both protests drawing in similar numbers. The Women’s March crowds were peaceful, and no arrests were made in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles,[b] New York City, and Seattle, where an estimated combined total of 2 million people marched.
On November 9, 2016, the day after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, in reaction to Trump’s election and political views,[c] Teresa Shook of Hawaii created a Facebook event and invited friends to march on Washington in protest. Similar Facebook pages created by Evvie Harmon, Fontaine Pearson, Bob Bland (a New York fashion designer), Breanne Butler, and others quickly led to thousands of women signing up to march. Harmon, Pearson, and Butler decided to unite their efforts and consolidate their pages, beginning the official Women’s March on Washington. To ensure that the march was led by women of differing races and backgrounds, Vanessa Wruble, co-founder and Head of Campaign Operations, brought on Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour to serve as National Co-Chairs alongside Bland. Former Miss New Jersey USA Janaye Ingram served as Head of Logistics. Organizers stated that they were “not targeting Trump specifically” and that the event was “more about being proactive about women’s rights”. Sarsour called it “a stand on social justice and human rights issues ranging from race, ethnicity, gender, religion, immigration and healthcare”. Still, opposition to and defiance of Trump infused the protests, which were sometimes directly called anti-Trump protests.
The four co-chairs were Linda Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York; Tamika Mallory, a political organizer and former executive director of the National Action Network; Carmen Perez, an executive director of the political action group The Gathering for Justice; and Bob Bland, a fashion designer who focuses on ethical manufacturing. Vanessa Wruble, co-founder and co-president of Okayafrica, serves as Head of Campaign Operations. Gloria Steinem, Harry Belafonte, LaDonna Harris, Angela Davis and Dolores Huerta served as honorary co-chairs.
Planned Parenthood partnered with the march by providing staff and offering knowledge related to planning a large-scale event. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards asserted that the march would “send a strong message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive healthcare, abortion services and access to Planned Parenthood, [which] hopes that [in the future] many of the protesters will mobilize in its defense when Trump and congressional Republicans make their attempt to strip the organization of millions in federal funding”. The national organizing director stressed the importance of continuing action at a local level and remaining active after the event.
On January 12, the march organizers released a policy platform addressing reproductive rights, immigration reform, religious discrimination, LGBTQ rights, gender and racial inequities, workers’ rights, and other issues. “Build bridges, not walls” (a reference to Trump’s proposals for a border wall) became popular worldwide after the Trump’s inaugural address, and was a common refrain throughout the march.
The organizers also addressed environmental issues: “We believe that every person and every community in our nation has the right to clean water, clean air, and access to and enjoyment of public lands. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed—especially at the risk of public safety and health.”
While organizers had originally expected over 200,000 people, the march ended up drawing between 440,000 to 500,000 in Washington D.C. The Washington Metro system had its second-busiest day ever with over a million trips taken, second only to the first inauguration of Barack Obama. The New York Times reported that crowd scientists estimate that the Women’s March was three times the size of the Trump inauguration, which they estimate at 160,000 attendees. However, The Washington Post and The New York Times have stated that it is difficult to accurately calculate crowd size and other estimates of the Trump inauguration range from 250,000 to 600,000 people.
Originally billed as the “Million Women March”, the organizers eventually chose to call the event the Women’s March on Washington after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a historic civil rights rally on the Mall where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The rally also paid tribute to the 1997 Million Woman March in Philadelphia, in which hundreds of thousands of African American women are said to have participated.
Because of scheduling conflicts at the Lincoln Memorial, a permit was secured on December 9 to start the march on Independence Avenue at the southwest corner of the Capitol building and continue along the National Mall.
By January 20, 2017, 222,000 people had RSVP’d as going to the Washington, D.C., march and 251,000 had indicated interest. On January 16, 2017, Fox News reported that authorities were expecting “a crowd of almost 500,000 people”, and the permit for the march issued by the National Park Service was revised by the head of D.C.’s Homeland Security department to half a million people—significantly more than the estimated attendance at President Donald Trump‘s inauguration ceremony the previous day.
In late December, organizers announced that over 100 organizations would provide assistance during the march and support the event across their social media platforms. By January 18, more than 400 organizations were listed as “partners” on the March’s official website.
Planned Parenthood (which has received federal funding since 1970, when President Richard Nixon signed into law the Family Planning Services and Population Research Act) and the Natural Resources Defense Council were listed as the two “premier partners”. Other organizations listed as partners included the AFL–CIO, Amnesty International USA, the Mothers of the Movement, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National Organization for Women, MoveOn.org, Human Rights Watch, Code Pink, Black Girls Rock!, the NAACP, the American Indian Movement, Emily’s List, Oxfam, Greenpeace USA, and the League of Women Voters.
On January 13, New Wave Feminists, an anti-abortion feminist group, was granted partnership status by the event’s organizers. However, after the organization’s involvement was publicized in a piece in The Atlantic, New Wave Feminists was removed from the partners page on the march’s website. Other anti-abortion groups that had been granted partnership status, including Abby Johnson‘s And Then There Were None (ATTWN) and Stanton Healthcare, were subsequently unlisted as partners as well. Although no longer partners, New Wave Feminists still took part in the official march, alongside other anti-abortion groups such as ATTWN, Students for Life of America, and Life Matters Journal.[d]
The official list of speakers included Gloria Steinem, America Ferrera and Scarlett Johansson. Others speakers were Sophie Cruz, Angela Davis, and Michael Moore, as well as Cecile Richards, Ilyasah Shabazz, Janet Mock, LaDonna Harris, Janelle Monáe, Maryum Ali, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Sister Simone Campbell, Ashley Judd, Melissa Harris-Perry, Randi Weingarten, Van Jones, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Roslyn Brock, Muriel Bowser, Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Donna Hylton and Ai-jen Poo.
Speaking at the march, Steinem commented: “Our constitution does not begin with ‘I, the President.’ It begins with, ‘We, the People.’ I am proud to be one of thousands who have come to Washington to make clear that we will keep working for a democracy in which we are linked as human beings, not ranked by race or gender or class or any other label.”
Ferrera stated, “If we – the millions of Americans who believe in common decency, in the greater good, in justice for all – if we fall into the trap by separating ourselves by our causes and our labels, then we will weaken our fight and we will lose. But if we commit to what aligns us, if we stand together steadfast and determined, then we stand a chance of saving the soul of our country.”
Johansson called for long-term change: “Once the heaviness [of the election] began to subside, an opportunity has presented itself to make real long-term change, not just for future Americans, but in the way we view our responsibility to get involved with and stay active in our communities. Let this weight not drag you down, but help to get your heels stuck in.”
The youngest presenter at the Washington D.C. march, 6-year-old Sophie Cruz, said, “Let us fight with love, faith and courage so that our families will not be destroyed,” and ended her speech saying, “I also want to tell the children not to be afraid, because we are not alone. There are still many people that have their hearts filled with love. Let’s keep together and fight for the rights. God is with us.” Cruz repeated her speech in Spanish.
Alicia Keys performed at the rally saying, “We are mothers. We are caregivers. We are artists. We are activists. We are entrepreneurs, doctors, leaders of industry and technology. Our potential is unlimited. We rise.” Angela Davis said, “We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages.” Maryum Ali also spoke, saying, “Don’t get frustrated, get involved. Don’t complain, organize.”
Calling for participation following the march to maintain the momentum, Michael Moore urged marchers to engage in “100 days of protest” of the Trump administration. He established The First 100 Days of Resistance, a website that offers a plan to implement the marchers’ goals, and asked that people join the coalition “to stop Trump’s hate-filled agenda and continue to advance the cause of racial, social, environmental and economic justice”. Saying the Democratic Party needs new leadership, Moore also urged marchers to run for office.
The Pussyhat Project was a nationwide effort initiated by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman of Los Angeles to create pink hats to be worn at the march for visual impact. In response to this call, crafters all over the US began making these hats using patterns provided on the project website for using either a knitting method, crocheting and even sewing patterns. The project’s goal was to have one million hats handed out at the Washington March. The hats are made using pink yarns or fabrics and were originally designed to be a positive form of protest for Trump’s inauguration by Krista Suh. Suh, from Los Angeles, wanted a hat for the cooler climate in Washington, D. C. and made herself a hat for the protest, realizing the potential: “we could all wear them, make a unified statement”. One of the project founders, Jayna Zweiman, stated “I think it’s resonating a lot because we’re really saying that no matter who you are or where you are, you can be politically active.” Suh and Zwieman worked with the owner of a local knitting supply shop called The Little Knittery to come up with the original design. The project launched in November 2016 and quickly became popular on social media with over 100,000 downloads of the pattern to make the hat.
The name refers to the resemblance of the top corners of the hats to cat ears and attempts to reclaim the derogatory term “pussy“, a play on Trump’s widely reported 2005 remarks that women would let him “grab them by the pussy”. Many of the hats worn by marchers in Washington, D.C., were created by crafters who were unable to attend and wished them to be worn by those who could, to represent their presence. Those hats optionally contained notes from the crafters to the wearers, expressing support. They were distributed by the crafters themselves, by yarn stores at the points of origin, carried to the event by marchers, and also distributed at the destination. The production of the hats caused a shortage of pink wool knitting yarn. On the day of the march, NPR compared the hats to the “Make America Great Again” hats worn by Trump supporters, in that both represented groups that had at one point been politically marginalized; both sent “simultaneously unifying and antagonistic” messages; and both were simplistic in their conveyances.
Other U.S. locations
Across the United States, there were a total of 408 planned marches.
Listed below are 676 marches in the U.S. in support of the 2017 Women’s March.
|500,000||Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he would attend the march instead of the inaugural parade. McAuliffe said he would be marching in Washington with his wife Dorothy, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.|
|Alabama||Birmingham||5,000–10,000||The march started at Kelly Ingram Park.|
|Huntsville||100||Protesters assembled on a street corner.|
|Mentone||70+||Protestors assembled at the intersection of Alabama Highway 89 and 117. About 50 people of the total population of 360 showed up.|
|Mobile||900–1,000||Protesters assembled in Public Safety Memorial Park and the march lasted approximately 30 minutes.|
|Alaska||Adak||10||Ten people demonstrated at the westernmost city in the Aleutian Islands.|
|Anchorage||3,500||Thousands protested at the Delaney Park Strip.|
|Bethel||40–80||Participants had signs in both English and Yup’ik.|
|Craig||25||“Dozens of people came out for the Women’s March in Craig, Saturday Jan. 21, 2017.” (pics 11, 58, 62-65 of 65)|
|Fairbanks||2,000||People rallied in subzero temperatures.|
|Gustavus||100s (hundreds) ||The march began at the “Welcome to Gustavus” sign by the airport and ended at the Sunnyside at 4 CornersApproximately 100 of the town’s 400 residents showed up. Photos and video of Gustavus march.|
|Haines||150||The march took place in cold and windy conditions.|
|Juneau||1,000||Protesters gathered at the Alaska State Capitol.|
|Kodiak||330||Protesters began in the high school parking lot, looped around downtown and ended at the library.|
|Kotzebue||35–36||Photos at blog of march, but number of participants not stated (photos show roughly 35 people). Conditions were extremely cold.|
|Skagway||112||Organizer Annie Kidd Matsov stated that turnout was much higher than expected.|
|Soldotna||200–322||Participants started at the library and marched along part of the Kenai Spur Highway that looped back to the library. The march was followed by a community gathering in the library.|
|Unalakleet||38||Demonstrators marched in the village. The temperature in Unalakleet was −40 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill factor.|
|Arizona||Flagstaff||1,200–2,000||Despite nearly two feet of snow, a biting wind and initial guesses that Flagstaff’s ‘March for Love’ would only attract 200 people, the Flagstaff Police Department estimated that up to 2,000 people attended.|
|Green Valley||400||Possibly “the largest rally in Green Valley history”, the rally occupied all four corners and medians at intersection of Esperanza Boulevard and La Canada Drive.|
|Phoenix||20,000||The march progressed from the Capitol south to Jefferson, east to 15th Avenue, north to Monroe Street, west to 17th Avenue and back to the Capitol. Speakers at rallies before and after the march included State Rep. Athena Salman (Tempe), U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, disability-rights activist Jennifer Longdon, who noted that moments after Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the White House website was overhauled to remove pages dedicated to disabilities, civil rights, and LGBT issues, Jodi Liggett, Planned Parenthood‘s vice president of public affairs, and Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.|
|Prescott||1,200||Protesters marched around the Courthouse.|
|Tucson||15,000||The demonstration was peaceful, whith no incidents or arrests reported.|
|Yuma||Scheduled||March to be held on February 5 to give time for more local organization.|
|Other Arizona towns||Marches were also held in Ajo, Sedona, Jerome, Gold Canyon, and Bisbee.|
|Arkansas||Bentonville||500+||Participants gathered in the Bentonville square.|
|Fayetteville||100+||Hundreds rallied outside of the Washington County Courthouse.|
|Little Rock||7,000||Protesters marched to the Arkansas State Capitol Building.|
|Beverly Hills||250–300|
|Borrego Springs||140–150|
|Chico||100s (hundreds)||“Hundreds” marched through Downtown Chico.|
|Compton||A rally was held in Compton.|
|El Centro||100||A rally was held at Cardenas Market.|
|Eureka||5,000–8,000||Thousands Flood Eureka’s Streets in Solidarity With Women’s March on Washington Thousands Gather for Women’s March on Eureka|
|Fresno||2,000||Protesters gathered at an intersection in North Fresno.|
|Laguna Beach||100s (hundreds)|
|Los Angeles||750,000||The Los Angeles Police Department stated that “well past” 100,000 people attended the march, but did not attempt to make a more specific estimate. Officials stated that the march was the largest in Los Angeles since a 2006 immigration march attended by 500,000 people.The Los Angeles Daily News reported that 750,000 people were in the crowd. Organizers also said that 750,000 people had participated in the march.|
|Modesto||1,000||The march was planned less than a week in advance, and drew a crowd of nearly 1,000 people.|
|Napa||3,000+||Protesters lined up roads in downtown Napa.|
|Oakhurst||200||Protesters lined the road to Yosemite National Park from Oakhurst, near Madera, California.|
|Palm Desert||< 1,000||Merged with the Palm Springs Women’s March.|
|Redwood City||5,000||The rally was “inspired by and held in solidarity with” Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, organizers said. Joan Baez performed and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, and state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo spoke.|
|Riverside||4,000||Thousands marched along the Downtown Main Street Mall.|
|Sacramento||20,000||20,000 Marched from Southside Park to the California State Capitol.|
|San Clemente||100s (hundreds)||One organizer said that 652 had attended.|
|San Diego||40,000–50,000||Two marches were held. One march in downtown San Diego had an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 attend, and another in neighboring San Marcos, California had an estimated 10,000 attend. A march with 50 senior citizens took place at the Seacrest Village retirement center.|
|San Francisco||100,000–150,000||The rally was held at Civic Center Plaza, where San Francisco City Hall was lit pink in observance of the protest.Performer and activist Joan Baez serenaded the crowd with “We Shall Overcome” in Spanish.|
|San Luis Obispo||7,000–10,000||Protesters marched through downtown.|
|Santa Barbara||6,000||More than 6,000 protestors rallied in De La Guerra Plaza. Both women and men participated.|
|Santa Cruz||15,000+||Several people commented that it was the largest march in Santa Cruz history.|
|Santa Rosa||5,000||People marched through downtown Santa Rosa. Former representative Lynn Woolsey and Representative Jared Huffman spoke.|
|Sonoma||3,000||Marchers proceeded around the historic Sonoma Plaza, blocking traffic for over an hour.|
|South Lake Tahoe||500–700||Marched from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Stateline, Nevada to South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.|
|Ukiah||2,000||Attendees gathered at Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza. Joelle Schultz, director of Ukiah’s Planned Parenthood, address the crowd along with local activists.|
|Vallejo||40||Protesters marched from the Vallejo Ferry Building to City Hall.|
|Visalia||500||A demonstration occurred at Blain Park.|
|Walnut Creek||10,000||Streets were closed as thousands marched in downtown Walnut Creek. Speakers included Nancy Skinner, Eric Swalwell, Steve Glazer and Mark DeSaulnier.|
|Aspen||500–1,000||Protesters marched to Wagner Park.|
|Colorado Springs||7,000||People marched through downtown Colorado Springs.|
|Denver||100,000–200,000||A protest occurred at the Civic Center.|
|Glenwood Springs||100||“In Colorado, thousands attended a march in Denver, including at least two busloads of women from the Roaring Fork Valley; 200-300 men and women marched in Carbondale; others marched in Glenwood Springs.”|
|Steamboat Springs||1,000||Protesters started marching at Bud Werner Memorial Library and ended at Third Street. A rally was then held at the Routt County Courthouse.|
|Telluride||200–1,000||Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy noted that half the residents of the town participated.|
|Connecticut||East Haddam||100–500||Hundreds rallied in East Haddam, near New London, Connecticut.|
|Hartford||10,000||The march had the support of Governor Dannel Malloy.|
|Old Saybrook||1,000||Participants marched down Main Street and gathered in front of Town Hall.|
|Stamford||5,000||People marched peacefully in Stamford, Connecticut, after a rally in the Mill River Park.The protesters marched around the city blocks surrounding the Trump Parc Stamford building, a building owned by the Trump Organization, in a display of resistance to President Donald Trump’s policies. The number of demonstrators was reportedly four times larger than organizers expected.|
|Delaware||Lewes||250+||People walked along Lewes Beach in Cape Henlopen State Park in solidarity.|
|Newark||1,000||People participated in a 2.4-mile march.|
|Boca Raton||120||A “Stand up for American Values” rally organized by the local Democratic club was held at the corner of Glades Road and St. Andrews Boulevard.|
|Daytona Beach||100s (hundreds)||A few hundred protesters assembled at a bandstand in town and sang Give Peace a Chance.|
|Fernandina Beach||1,000–1,300||The local newspaper gave a “rough estimate” of 1,000 attendees at the downtown march, while the Fernandina Beach police chief estimated 1,300. The Fernandina Beach News-Leader wrote that the rally “may have been the largest number of people to participate in a march on Amelia Island since federal troops invaded in March 1862.”|
|Gainesville||1,500||People rallied along Newberry Road.|
|Jacksonville||2,000–3,000||Thousands marched through the streets to the Jacksonville Landing.|
|Key West||3,200||Crowds marched down Duval Street to Mallory Square. Marion County Commissioner Heather Carruthers spoke at the event and organizer Jamie Mattingly led the crowds in a rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine.|
|Melbourne||500||A demonstration was held on the Eau Gallie Causeway|
|Miami Beach|
|Miami||10,000+||The demonstration at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida reached capacity of more than 10,000 and demonstrators began flooding the streets.|
|Naples||2,500||Protesters gathered at Cambier Park and then marched through the streets.|
|New Smyrna Beach||1,000||Protesters marched across the North Causeway.|
|Ocala||300||Rally at the downtown square|
|Orlando||1,000s (thousands)||The demonstration was held at Lake Eola Park, in Downtown.|
|Panama City||500||A rally was held at McKenzie Park, followed by a protest march down Harrison Avenue.|
|Pensacola||2,000||A demonstration was held at the Plaza de Luna.|
|Sarasota||10,000||Author Stephen King participated in the march.|
|St. Augustine||2,000+||Marchers walked across Bridge of Lions and a rally was held in the Plaza de la Constitucion.|
|St. Petersburg||20,000+||Over 20,000 people marched in downtown St. Petersburg, making it the largest demonstration in the city’s history.|
|Tallahassee||14,000+||Over 14,000 people of the capital’s communities showed up to protest. Despite forecasts for heavy rain, the crowd poured into the Railroad Square Arts location before marching up the road to the Florida A&M University Recreation center. Most of the protesters turned out for the march, and due to the small indoor venue, less than a tenth of those attending were able to view the speakers rally. This may be the largest protest in Florida’s capitol history.|
|West Palm Beach||5,000–7,000||The event was at the Meyer Amphitheatre.|
|Georgia||Athens||700||A rally was held at the Classic Center venue near the Athena statue.|
|Atlanta||60,000||John Lewis attended the Atlanta rally, which saw more than 60,000 march to the Georgia State Capitol.|
|Savannah||1,000+||Hundreds of protesters converged upon Johnson and Wright Squares.|
|Statesboro||200||A march on at Georgia Southern University drew around 200 participants, who marched from Sweetheart Circle to the Rotunda, where they then held a rally.|
|Zebulon||35||“The 35 folks who braved a storm in Zebulon, Georgia.”|
|Guam||Hagåtña||100+||Participants marched in the Fanohge Famalao’an: Guåhan March in solidarity.|
|Honolulu (Oahu)||3,000–8,000||Thousands of people marched.|
|Kahului||1,500–2,000||The march was assembled at University of Hawaii Maui College.|
|Idaho||Boise||5,000||The march took place in initially heavy snow that turned to rain.|
|Moscow||2,500+||Titled “Women’s March on the Palouse“, the event was centered in Moscow, ID near Washington State University and University of Idaho. The march started at Moscow City Hall and ended at East City Park.|
|Champaign-Urbana||5,000||5,000 people gathered at West Side Park in downtown Champaign.|
|Chicago||250,000||Organizers for the sister march in Chicago, Illinois, initially prepared for a crowd of 22,000. An estimated 250,000 protesters gathered in Grant Park for an initial rally to be followed by a march, with attendance far more than expected. As a result, the official march was cancelled, although marchers then flooded the streets of the Chicago Loop. Liz Radford, an organizer, informed the crowd, “We called, and you came. We have flooded the march route. We have flooded Chicago.”|
|Peoria||1,500–2,000||The rally was held from 10 am to noon at the Gateway Building. Among the speakers were state representative Jehan Gordon-Booth. A follow-up Facebook group was formed to maintain organization for future rallies.|
|Rockford||1,000||Rally in Downtown.|
|Springfield||1,000+||Dick Durbin spoke to the rally at the Old State Capitol.|
|Indiana||Evansville||200+||Hundreds gathered at the Four Freedoms Monument along the downtown waterfront on January 20.|
|Fort Wayne||1,000||An estimated 1,000 people rallied in the Allen County Courthouse Square Saturday afternoon to support women’s rights, celebrate diversity and send a message to the White House.|
|Indianapolis||4,500–5,000||The protest at the Indiana State Capitol is the largest rally in recent memory.|
|Lafayette||800||An estimated 800 people rallied at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.|
|Paoli||67||Photo showing 67 participants, but no number stated.|
|St. Mary of the Woods||200||“More than 200 people from Terre Haute and beyond attended the one-hour event.”|
|Terre Haute||200||Around 200 people protested, first at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, then at the Vigo County Courthouse, and then by a march through Downtown Terre Haute.|
|Iowa||Bettendorf||100s (hundreds)||Several hundred people from around the Quad Cities region participated. The crowd overflowed onto the lawn of the United Steelworkers local where the rally was held.|
|Decorah||800–1,000||Protesters marched to the Winneshiek County Courthouse.|
|Des Moines||26,000||The march near the Iowa State Capitol included women, men and children supporting women’s rights and healthcare, environmental issues, and immigration|
|Iowa City||1,000||Over a thousand people marched a half-mile to the Old Capitol Building, where State Rep. Mary Mascher, D-Iowa City addressed the crowd.|
|Wichita||3,000||Protesters marched to City Hall.|
|Louisville||5,000||People showed up at Louisville’s Metro Hall for The Rally To Move Forward in Louisville, Kentucky. Congressman John Yarmuth from Louisville was scheduled to speak.|
|Louisiana||Monroe||A march was held through downtown Monroe.|
|Shreveport||100s (hundreds)||Hundreds of people marched around the Caddo Parish Courthouse in Shreveport to demonstrate their solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington.|
|Maine||Augusta||10,000+||There were 5,000 people registered to attend the rally in Augusta. In fact, 10,000 people attended, making this the largest Women’s March in the state. The crowd assembled for speeches at the State House.|
|Eastport||111||“Over 100 people from 13 communities walked in the march in Eastport, which started in front of the schools at 10 a.m. and ended at the Fish Pier parking lot.”|
|Fort Kent||“Another sister march in Portland drew 10,000 marchers, with smaller demonstrations taking place in Brunswick, Sanford, Tenants Harbor, Vinalhaven, Kennebunk, Ellsworth, Eastport, Lubec, Gouldsboro and Fort Kent.”|
|Lubec||100s (hundreds) |
|Monhegan Island||22|
|Portland||10,000+||People marched in one of the largest protest marches ever held in Portland and drew far more people than expected. Portland police said the size of the orderly protest crowd was “of historic proportions”.|
|Annapolis||1,600||People marched along Main Street to the Maryland State House in Maryland’s capital city.|
|Baltimore||5,000||A sister women’s march took place outside of Johns Hopkins University in North Baltimore. Notable figures included former Maryland Senator Paul Sarbanes and State’s Attorney for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby.Additional marchers en route to Washington, D.C., were lined up around the block at Pennsylvania Station waiting for MARC express trains to Union Station.|
|Frederick||1,000||Protestors began marching at Market and Patrick Streets to Carroll Creek Park in Downtown Frederick.|
|Ocean City||100s (hundreds)||Hundreds of protesters marched along the boardwalk to the Division Street Plaza.|
|St. Mary’s City||10|
||150,000–175,000||A women’s march took place at the Boston Common in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. United States Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey spoke to the crowd. An estimated 150,000 to 175,000people attended.|
|Northampton||1,000+||Over a thousand people marched through downtown Northampton, ending with a peaceful demonstration at Pulaski Park where various local activists gave speeches.|
|Pittsfield||1,640||More than double the number of people that organizer’s expected came to the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield to protest and watch the coverage of the Washington, D.C., march. The event concluded with a staged reading of monologues responding to the election and cultural climate.|
|Provincetown||300+||Hundreds marched at the tip of Cape Cod to the MacMillan Pier in Provincetown Harbor.|
|Wellfleet||113||Pictures of the march from participants’ Facebook pages, but number of marchers not stated.|
|Ann Arbor||11,000||Protesters rallied in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and attended a speech afterwards by U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (pictured) on the University of Michigan campus.|
|Brighton||300||300 rallied at Brighton Mill Pond.|
|Detroit||4,000||People protested at the campus of Wayne State University in Midtown Detroit.|
|Grand Rapids||100s (hundreds)||People gathered for a rally at the Fountain Street Church before marching through Downtown to the Rosa Parks Circle.|
|Houghton||500+||People participated in a march across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock in Michigan’s largely conservative Upper Peninsula.|
|Kalamazoo||1,000+||The march proceeded from WMU’s campus along West Michigan Avenue to the Kalamazoo Mall downtown.|
|Lansing||10,000||Thousands gathered at the Michigan State Capitol in solidarity of all groups who have been marginalized by the actions of the man now leading this country.|
|Midland||400||A bus carrying a third of the Tri-Cities‘ Washington, D.C.-bound marchers experienced mechanical problems, which increased the attendance at the downtown Midland protest.|
|Sault Ste Marie||40|
|Duluth||100s (hundreds)||People marched through the Skywalk System in Downtown Duluth, filling it from one end to the other.|
|Grand Marais||100|
|Minneapolis||100s (hundreds)||January 20|
|Morris||250||A 30-minute march took place around downtown Morris, centralized around the Stevens County Courthouse.|
|Rochester||600–1,000||A protest was held at Silver Lake.|
|St. Cloud||40||A rally was held at Lake George on January 20, followed by a protest march down Minnesota Highway 23.|
|St. Paul||90,000–100,000||People marched to the Minnesota State Capitol from various parts of the city. A spokesman for the St. Paul Police stated it was the largest protest in the city since the 2008 Republican National Convention.|
|Mississippi||Gulfport||300+||More than 300 people showed up at Cafe Climb on Saturday to take part in the Gulf Coast Sisters Solidarity Rally to support the Women’s March on Washington|
|Jackson||1,000||People marched from the Mississippi State Capitol to the Governor’s Mansion.|
|Oxford||450||On the Courthouse Square, attendees built an “action wall” of followup actions.|
|Missouri||Columbia||2,000||Participants marched from Courthouse Plaza through downtown.|
|Kansas City||10,000||The demonstration was held at Washington Square Park in downtown Kansas City.|
|Springfield||2,000+||People marched to Park Central Square in downtown Springfield. The parade made its way from the parking lot at Springfield’s municipal court building, across the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge and over to Park Central Square where several speakers addressed the crowd. The rally touched on political issues in addition to women’s rights. One speaker, Bethany Johnson, a transgender woman, spoke and drew some of the loudest cheers. She also mentioned the 2015 vote that repealed the city’s ordinance banning LGBT discrimination in the workplace. Johnson banged the podium and called on the marchers to contact their politicians.|
|St. Louis||13,000||People marched peacefully in downtown St. Louis from Union Station to a rally at Luther Ely Smith Square.|
|Montana||Bozeman||13|
|Helena||10,000||People marched through the city and around the Montana State Capitol.|
|Nebraska||Lincoln||2,000–3,000||Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people gathered outside the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union. 40 members of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta held a counter protest by waving Trump flags off their balcony.|
|Loup City||125+||More than 125 people gathered in the town of Loup City, where the town has a total population of just over 1,000 residents.|
|Nevada||Las Vegas||5,000+||People marched from East Fremont Street, south on Las Vegas Boulevard to outside the Lloyd D. George Federal District Courthouse.|
|Reno||10,000||Protesters marched in Reno, Nevada.|
|New Hampshire||Concord||1,000+||More than a thousand marches attended the New Hampshire Women’s Day of Action and Unity rally in front of the New Hampshire State House. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and others spoke.|
|New Jersey||Asbury Park||6,000||Protesters marched in Asbury Park, New Jersey.Singer/songwiter Patti Scialfa attended the march as did U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone.|
|Pequannock Township/Pompton Plains||800–1,000|
|Sicklerville||200||About 200 people attended a local women’s march in Sicklerville, Camden County, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017.|
|Trenton||6,000–7,500||Protesters marched from an overflowing rally in and around the Trenton War Memorial auditorium to another rally outside the State House.|
|Westfield||1000s (thousands)||Protesters marched in Westfield.|
|New Mexico||Albuquerque||10,000||Protesters rallied at the Civic Plaza.|
|Las Cruces||1,500||More than 20 groups were involved in the march, which brought out 1,500 concerned residents.|
|Santa Fe||10,000–15,000||Thousands of Santa Feans and other northern New Mexicans marched and held signs in a rally that surrounded the Roundhouse.|
|New York||Albany||7,000+||A crowd of 7,000 exceeded the initial prediction of 2,000.|
|Binghamton||3,000||The march was held downtown and exceeded initial estimates for the event.|
|Buffalo||2,500–3,000||A march in Niagara Square drew demonstrators and local politicians.|
|Cobleskill||350||Participants gathered on Main Street, then moved to Centre Park.|
|Ithaca||10,000||The demonstration began and ended on the Ithaca Commons.|
|Lewis County||147–325|
|New York City||400,000||In Manhattan, hundreds of thousands marched. The rally began at Trump World Tower and One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (near the Headquarters of the United Nations) and the march proceeded to Trump Tower, Trump’s home.The Office of the Mayor of New York City announced that the number of attendees was over 400,000.|
|Poughkeepsie||5,000||The march took place on the Walkway over the Hudson.|
|Rochester||1,000–2,000||The protests were mostly peaceful, but 7 people were arrested for punching a photographer covering the event, and for disrupting the peaceful protests.|
|Seneca Falls||10,000||The event started at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, the Seneca Falls Convention, an early convention on women’s rights in 1848.|
|Syracuse||2,000||Over 2,000 people gathered at the James Hanley Federal Building.|
|Utica||100+||Over 100 people gathered in front of Mohawk Valley Community College and the Utica State Office Building to join in the march.|
|Woodstock||1,000||The march ran from the Andy Lee Field parking lot down Rock City Road to Mill Hill Road.|
|North Carolina||Asheville||7,000–10,000||A women’s march took place in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. The march began at Park Square and then moved throughout downtown Asheville. Estimated attendance is between 7,000 and 10,000 people making it the largest assembly in Asheville since 2013.|
|Black Mountain||100s (hundreds)||The group marched downtown, from the town square to St. James Episcopal Church.|
|Charlotte||25,000||Lasting from 10 a.m. to noon, attendance was ten times what had been expected, according to event organizers. Some participants came from surrounding communities, including Concord, Rock Hill and Indian Trail. Attendees included Mayor Jennifer Roberts, U.S. Rep. Alma Adams (D-Charlotte) and state Senator Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg). According to the CMPD, the march was peaceful, with no arrests or disturbances reported.|
|Hillsborough||There was a rally in Hillsborough.|
|Morganton||500||People marched down Union Street to the Burke County Courthouse.|
|Raleigh||17,000||People demonstrated peacefully at the Raleigh Women’s March. U.S. Representative David Price also attended.|
|Wilmington||3,000||A Women’s March on Washington sister event was held in Wilmington, NC. Taking place at the intersection of Third and Princess streets, the rally began at 10 am and was attended by between 1,000 and 1,500 participants.|
|Winston-Salem||A march was planned from the Parkway United Church of Christ.|
|Ohio||Chillicothe||1,000||Protesters gathered at the Ross County Courthouse and then marched to Yoctangee Park.|
|Cincinnati||7,000+||The Women’s March started at noon at Washington Park, and after representatives from several civic groups spoke, the march started towards City Hall, and back to Washington Park.|
|Cleveland||15,000||Protesters gathered at Public Square and then marched through Downtown.|
|Columbus||3,000||Protesters gathered at the Ohio State House.|
|Dayton||3,000||Protesters rallied at the Courthouse Square.|
|Mount Vernon||20–30|
|Toledo||100s (hundreds)||“Several hundred” marched across the Martin Luther King Bridge.|
|Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||12,000+||Demonstrations were held in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol.|
|Tulsa||1,000||A rally was held at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.|
|Oregon||Ashland||8,000||Ashland police estimated 8,000 participants in the Ashland Women’s March.|
|Bandon||65||Women’s Peace March held Friday, January 20, 2017.|
|Bend||5,000||A rally was held at Drake Park followed by a rally through Downtown.|
|Eugene||7,000+||7,000 participate in women’s March in Eugene.|
|McMinnville||700||Photos of march.|
|Portland||100,000||People attended the Women’s March on Portland.|
|Salem||2,000||Governor Kate Brown participated in the march.|
|Doylestown||2,000||Organizers began planning 6 days before originally anticipating 300 or less attendees.|
|Erie||2,500||A demonstration was held in Penn Square.|
|Harrisburg||1,100||Protesters marched from Kunkle Plaza to the Pennsylvania State Capitol.|
|Lancaster||100s (hundreds)||Crowd gathered in Penn Square|
|Philadelphia||50,000||The event included an actual march from Logan Square to Eakins Oval, and a rally at Eakins Oval.|
|Pittsburgh||25,000||Marched through the city to Market Square.|
|Reading||100s (hundreds)||Demonstration in City Park|
|Selinsgrove||120||Demonstration at the Selinsgrove Post Office for the Central Susquehanna Valley Region.|
|State College||300–500||“The rally (at the Allen Street gates) attracted a couple hundred people.”|
|Puerto Rico||Mayaguez|
|San Juan|
|Rhode Island||Providence||5,000||The R.I. Women’s Solidarity Rally was held on the Rhode Island State House lawn. Governor Gina Raimondo participated. Young people from Classical High School spoke to the crowd.|
|South Carolina||Beaufort||An impromptu meeting dubbed “Cookies and Concerns” occurred at a pavilion in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park where participants had unstructured discussions on current events and issues and were asked to bring cookies to donate to local charities.|
|Charleston||2,000+||The Charleston Women’s March began as a convey from nine parking garages downtown and converged at Brittlebank Park at noon. More than 2,000 attended this peaceful rally.|
|Clemson||500||The marchers followed a route from the Littlejohn Community Center down State 93 to the Strom Thurmond theater on the Clemson University campus.|
|Columbia||2,000–3,000||“Stand Up” rally for women’s rights and social issues attended by 2,000–3,000 was held in Columbia, South Carolina. The participants gathered at the South Carolina State House grounds and marched to the Music Farm.|
|Greenville||2,000||A peaceful rally was held at the Falls Park amphitheater in Greenville from noon until 2 pm. Attendance was estimated at 2,000.|
|South Dakota||Pierre||130||Rally in state capital|
|Vermillion||500+||Participants marched along Main Street to the Courthouse.|
|Jonesborough||1,000||The Tri-Cities’ rally was held at the Washington County Courthouse.|
|Knoxville||2,000||An assembly was held in Market Square.|
|Memphis||9,000+||Marchers gathered at the Judge D’Army Bailey Courthouse and marched 1.2 miles to the National Civil Rights Museum.|
|Nashville||15,000+||Participants marched about one mile (1.6 km) through downtown Nashville. The march started at Cumberland Park near Nissan Stadium, crossed the Cumberland River on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, and ended at Public Square.|
|Oak Ridge||450–550||Protests were hosted by the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.|
|Texas||Abilene||200||Protesters rallied outside of the Abilene City Hall.|
|Amarillo||500||Protesters marched from Ellwood Park to the Potter County Courthouse and back.|
|Austin||40,000–50,000||The crowd gathered at the Texas State Capitol and marched through the streets of downtown Austin for the Women’s March on Austin. The Austin Police Department estimated that the crowd was about 40,000 to 50,000, becoming the largest march in Texas history.|
|Beaumont||200||Protesters from the Golden Triangle marched for an hour.|
|College Station||50||Dozens marched through the campus of Texas A&M University.|
|Corpus Christi||24+||Dozens rallied at the Corpus Christi Federal Courthouse.|
|Dallas||3,000–7,000,10,000||Marchers gathered at City Hall and marched through downtown, Deep Ellum and East Dallas.|
|Denton||2,500||A United Denton organized the Women’s March to be held in Denton, Texas. The downtown square was packed by 12:30 pm.|
|El Paso||1,000||The march ran from Armijo Park in El Segundo Barrio to San Jacinto Plaza in Downtown.|
|Fort Worth||5,000–9,000||The march began at the Tarrant County Courthouse and moved down Main and back up Houston Street. This was a Unity march that organizers say gives voice to people from “every cross-section of culture”.|
|Houston||22,000||Starting at the Sabine Street Bridge, protesters marched through downtown to Houston City Hall. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke out during the event.|
|Lubbock||350||Protesters gathered on the southwest corner of 19th Street and University, at the Timothy Cole statue.|
|Midland||50||The march was held near Midland Park Mall.|
|San Antonio||1,500||Protesters gathered at San Antonio’s City Hall.|
|Wichita Falls||150–200||Protesters marched two miles through Wichita Falls.|
|Park City||8,000||Celebrities protested at the Sundance Film Festival against Trump and for women’s rights. One of the messages was “Love Trumps Hate”. Celebrities in attendance included Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, John Legend, Kevin Bacon, Chelsea Handler, and Benjamin Bratt. It was supported by Justice Party, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Equality Now, Sentry Financial, and other organizations.|
|Saint George||1,400||Southern Utah is largely conservative and anything more than a token protest of a few hundred was not expected.|
|Salt Lake City||5,700|
|Montpelier||20,000||Bernie Sanders attended the event.|
|Charlottesville||1,000s (thousands)||“Thousands” rallied at the Ix Art Park.|
|Norfolk||2,000||Two groups marched separately with similar messages. Both groups eventually joined up to complete the march together.|
|Roanoke||4,000||Estimates from crowd higher.|
|St. John|
|Washington||Anacortes||1,200||Hundreds of men and women took to the sidewalks of downtown Anacortes for a Women’s March focused on equality and unity as night fell on Friday’s Inauguration Day.|
|Bellingham||5,000 to 10,000|
|Ephrata||250||The turnout was three times larger than expected.|
|Friday Harbor||1,500||200 of the marchers were from the neighboring Shaw, Lopez and Orcas Islands.|
|Kingston||40||Near Bremerton, Washington, dozens rallied alongside Washington State Route 104.|
|Richland||1,000||Organizers had originally expected 200 participants.|
|Seattle||175,000||The Women’s March on Seattle march took place from Judkins Park to the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. Participants filled the entire length of the 3.6-mile (5.8 km) route.Sound Transit and King County Metro rerouted many bus routes and added additional Link light rail service in anticipation of disruption to the city’s transportation grid.|
|Sequim||100||“Organizers estimate more than 100 people attended.”|
|Vashon||250||“Risa Stahl…said one unofficial count was 253 people and 22 dogs, much higher than what she expected.”|
|Yakima||700–1,000||The marchers went from City Hall to a Unitarian Universalist church.|
|Wisconsin||Appleton||3||Two women in town to audition at Lawrence University joined with a solitary demonstrator at Houdini Plaza.|
|Green Bay||200||Protesters marched over the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge.|
|La Crosse||76–100|
|Madison||75,000–100,000||The protest occurred around the Wisconsin State Capitol and along State Street in Madison.
Media related to Madison Women’s March at Wikimedia Commons
|Milwaukee||1,000||Around 1,000 gathered for a march through Milwaukee that ended at a local brewery.|
|Wausau||200+||A supportive march was held in Wausau in rainy weather.|
|Wyoming||Casper||300-1,000||Approximately 300–500 people marched through downtown Casper, significantly more than the organizers expectations.|
|Cody||500||Photos of march, but no crowd size stated.|
|Antarctica||McMurdo Station||95||About 95 of McMurdo Station’s 800 people marched to Hut Point, the site of the hut of the Discovery Expedition under Robert Falcon Scott. Marchers did not carry signs because nearly all poster materials at the station are U.S. Government property.|
|Paradise Bay||30||People travelled to Paradise Bay for a “pro-peace, pro-environment” march, highlighting the environmental issues that affect the Antarctica climate they feel is threatened by Trump’s stated policies.|
|Argentina||Buenos Aires||100||People gathered in front of the US embassy in Argentina. The protest was spontaneously organized by an American woman living in Buenos Aires, and joined by many American and Argentinean women and men. Other local political movements also joined, like Las Piqueteras.|
|Australia||Sydney||8,000–10,000||Protesters gathered in Hyde Park.Some Australian Trump supporters paid a skywriting company $4,000 to write “TRUMP” in the sky during the march.|
|Canberra||1,000||Participants gathered in Garema Place.|
|Melbourne||5,000 to 7,000||People marched in from the State Library of Victoria to Parliament House.|
|Belgium||Brussels||2,000||People gathered at the “Muntplein” in central Brussels.|
|Canada||Calgary||4,000||More than thirty events were organized across Canada with at least twenty organized in British Columbia alone.Other cities included: Balfour, Bowen Island, Calgary, Castlegar, Charlottetown, Courtenay, Edmonton, Fredericton, Gabriola Island, Grand Forks, Halifax, Hamilton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Kingston, Kootenay Bay, Lethbridge, London, Montreal, Nanaimo, North West River, Orangedale, Ottawa, Prince George, Revelstoke, Roberts Creek, St. Catharines, Saint John, Salmon Arm, Salt Spring Island, Saskatoon, St. John’s, Sutton, Sydney, Timmins, Tofino, Victoria, Winnipeg, and Yellowknife.Hundreds of Canadians are estimated to have travelled to Washington, D.C., to attend the rally. A number of Canadians heading to the United States to attend other protests and rallies were turned away at the Canada–United States border. In at least one case border agents went through the individual’s email and Facebook before denying him entry.|
|Costa Rica||San José|
|Czech Republic||Prague||700||People gathered in Wenceslas Square in freezing weather, mockingly waving portraits of Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, as well banners that read “Love Trumps Hate”.|
|Denmark||Copenhagen||5,000||Protesters marched from the US-embassy to the parliament.|
|Finland||Helsinki||100s (hundreds)||Gathered in Kamppi Square in solidarity to defend women’s rights and the environment. They emphasized that these issues concern all people, not only Americans or women. The organizers’ slogan was “When there’s nothing you can do, you can not just do nothing.” The rally included members of parliament Ozan Yanar, Ville Niinistö, Eva Biaudet, and Paavo Arhinmäki.|
|Paris||7,000+||There were also protesters for women’s rights in Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, and Toulouse.|
|Germany||Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg and Munich||3,750+||2,100 in Frankfurt, 600 in Munich, 500 in Berlin, and 800 in Heidelberg|
||Given as “Bad Homburg auf der Höhe” on the womensmarch.com/sisters website, but actually at the U.S. Consolate General|
|Greece||Athens||100–1,000+||Protesters marched in the streets of Athens for human rights, women’s rights, and refugee rights. Large numbers of refugees and children joined the protests. Signs had Anti-fascism and pro-immigrant slogans and chants echoed those around the world in condemning far right agendas and the need for the equality of women. Crowds gathered first at Syntagma Square then marched to the U.S. Embassy in Athens.|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong||20+||Individual groups banded together in unofficial mini movements across Hong Kong.|
|India||Over 20 cities including Bangalore, Kolkata, and New Delhi||Marched in solidarity against the issue of rape, as well as following the Women’s March itself. The protests and marches also used the hashtag #IWillGoOut.|
|Indonesia||Yogyakarta||100s (hundreds)||Women gathered in the city of Yogyakarta to promote peace and women’s rights.|
|Iraq||Erbil||100s (hundreds)||A group of demonstrators in Iraqi Kurdistan, both locals and expats, met at the Erbil Main Square Citadel on Saturday night to show their support for women’s rights.|
|Ireland||Galway||250–300||A crowd of around 250 to 300 people gathered in Eyre Square in Galway in the afternoon. Attendees heard calls for a united front to counter the impact of the new US administration.|
|Dublin||1000s (thousands)||Thousands gathered to march down O’Connell Street. Though the march was originally planned to conclude with a rally at the General Post Office, crowds became so large it had to be moved to Parnell Square. The march was organized by the Abortion Rights Campaign, Amnesty International Ireland, European Network Against Racism, ROSA, and The Coalition to Repeal the 8th, and supported by groups such as the National Women’s Council of Ireland and the Union of Students in Ireland. Events also took place in Castlebar.|
|Israel||Tel Aviv||400–500||Protestors gathered outside the U.S. Embassy. The local time accommodated the local Sabbath observance as well as the time zone difference. The majority in attendance were American Israelis, along with immigrants from other Anglophone countries and native Israelis. Chanting in Hebrew and English and holding signs, the protests aimed at Trump also included opposition to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government’s policies, particularly the occupation of the Palestinian territories.|
|Rome||100s (hundreds)||Protesters gathered outside the Pantheon in Rome. Their messages included “Women’s rights are human rights” and “Yes we must”.|
|Japan||Tokyo||650||Protestors, mostly expats and women, marched in Tokyo’s Hibiya Park, far exceeding the 150 who registered. The event was organized by Erica Summers, a Los Angeles resident who was traveling abroad at the time of the March of Washington, with assistance from Democrats Abroad.|
|Jordan||Amman||30+||Women held workshops in the city of Amman to promote women’s rights and tolerance.|
|Kenya||Nairobi||700||Women, men and children from Kenya and around the world marched in Karura Forest to support women’s rights, human rights and social justice, and in solidarity with the nearly 700 other Sister Marches around the world. Marchers mobilized to make demands of the Kenyan government, while also calling on the new US government and governments around the world to reject policies that limit women’s rights. The march was endorsed by a wide range of Kenyan and international civil society organizations including the Amnesty International Kenya, the Centre for Rights Awareness and Education (CREAW), the Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders, the Coalition on Violence Against Women (COVAW), the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, Her Voice Kenya, Human Rights Watch, the Kenya Human Rights Commission, Kenya Sex Worker Alliance (KESWA), Minority Women in Action, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), and the World March of Women – Kenya Chapter.|
|Kosovo||Pristina||100s (hundreds)||In Pristina, capital of the largely Muslim former Yugoslav republic of Kosovo, a few hundred protestors, mostly women, joined a protest against the new Trump administration.|
|Latvia||Riga||200||In Riga, the capital of Latvia, approximately 200 people gathered to march from the Polish Gate through the Old Town, ending at the Freedom Monument.|
|Lebanon||Beirut||30+||A women-led event consisting of dialogue and action workshops was held in Lebanon in lieu of a public rally.|
|Lithuania||Vilnius||120||Approximately 120 people attended Sister March Vilnius.|
|Macau||Macau||100||Groups of people gathering around Estrada da Baía de N. Senhora da Esperança in Taipa, Macau.|
|Mexico||Mexico City||100s (hundreds)||A demonstration was held at the United States Embassy, followed by a large march went from to the Angel of Independence by Mexicans and Americans, who protested against President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has only a 12% approval rating. They called for gender equality and women’s rights.|
|Myanmar(Burma)||Yangon (Rangoon)||Dozens||Because political circumstances would not permit a march, dozens of people instead attended a “solidarity picnic”.|
|The Hague||100s (hundreds)||Protestors walked from Maliveld to the US Embassy.|
|New Zealand||Auckland||2,000||Because of time differences, the first marches held were in New Zealand. Around 300 to 400 protesters reportedly also attended rallies in Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.|
|Dunedin||400||Dunedin had 400 people eager to march in solidarity with their U.S. sisters.|
|Nigeria||Jos||Protesters gathered in Jos, Plateau State and marched to the state’s House of Assembly to demand the passage of a gender equality bill that has been stalled.|
|Norway||Oslo||2,000||Likewise, hundreds of people marched in Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø.|
|Philippines||Manila||500+||Marched in front of the US Embassy in Manila. Protest was led by leftist feminist group GABRIELA Women’s Party. Aside from women’s rights issues, the march also protested American imperialist and neoliberal policies.|
|Kraków||100||Participants gathered in front of the US Consulate.|
|Portugal||Lisbon, Porto||500+||Marched next to the embassy of the United States of America. Likewise, marches happened in Porto, Coimbra, Braga and Faro.|
|Scotland||Edinburgh||2,000||Leah Higgins and Calum Stewart, both 16, organized the Women’s March through social media, invited people to protest against the alleged sexism, racism and homophobia of the newly inaugurated US leader.|
|South Africa||Cape Town||500||Women gathered at Company’s Garden for a solidarity march with the Washington protesters. In addition to questioning Trump’s leadership, one of the messages was “Climate change is a women’s issue”.|
|South Korea||Seoul||1,000||Protesters gathered and marched in the snow.|
|Spain||Barcelona||700||Approximately 700 protesters gathered in Barcelona.|
|Madrid||50||Protesters gathered at the US Embassy to show international solidarity against Trump’s “homophobic, xenophobic, and racist” policies.|
|Sweden||Stockholm||1000s (thousands)||Gathered at Norrmalmstorg for a solidarity march.|
|Åre||50–60||A protest on cross-country skis took place.|
|Switzerland||Geneva||3,000||Marched across the Pont du Mont-Blanc bridge and along the Lake Geneva shoreline.|
|Tanzania||Dar es Salaam||220||The march occurred on Msasani Road and promoted Women’s Health and Safety in Tanzania.[a]|
|United Kingdom||London||100,000||Protesters marched 2 miles (3.2 km) in London from Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, past the US embassy and onto Trafalgar Square. Speakers included Sandi Toksvig and Yvette Cooper.Issues included women’s, workers’, and LGBT rights, as well as Brexit.|
|Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, York and Southampton||1000s (thousands)|
U.S. Senator Cory Booker and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attended the Washington march. Anne-Marie Slaughter, president of New America and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department, attended the New York City march. John Lewis attended the Atlanta rally, which saw more than 60,000 march to the Georgia State Capitol.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered a speech at the march in Montpelier in front of the Vermont State House, as did other Vermont political figures, such as former Governor Madeleine Kunin and current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman.
Celebrities who participated in marches across the United States included:
In Los Angeles, Amir Talai was carrying the sign “I’ll see you nice white ladies at the next #blacklivesmatter march right?” to express frustration at the lack of participation by Caucasians in the Black Lives Matter movement, and simultaneously hopeful of encouraging them to do so. The photo of Talai with the sign went viral over the internet.
While the march aims to create a social movement, Marcia Chatelain of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice commented that its success will depend on the marchers’ ability to maintain momentum in the following weeks. “One of the goals of any type of march or any type of visible sign of solidarity is to get inspired, to inspire people to do more. And the question is, at the march, what kind of organizational structures or movements will also be present to help people know how to channel their energy for the next day and for the long haul?” Historian Michael Kazin also commented on the importance of a long-term strategy: “All successful movements in American history have both inside and outside strategy. If you’re just protesting, and it just stops there, you’re not going to get anything done.”
In the aftermath of the protest, museum curators around the world sought to gather signs and other cultural artifacts of the marches.
On January 4, 2017, columnist Shikha Dalmia noted that “Feminists are confusing Trump’s threat with themselves”.
The New York Post Editorial Board asked if the event might be “cursed”, writing, “The three white feminists who thought up the idea felt obliged to change that title after they faced charges of ‘cultural appropriation'”.
The organizers’ decision to make Angela Davis a featured speaker was criticized from the right by Humberto Fontovaand National Review. Libertarian journalist Cathy Young wrote that Davis’s “long record of support for political violence in the United States and the worst of human rights abusers abroad” undermined the march.
Many members of the U.S. House of Representatives announced that they would not attend Trump’s inauguration ceremony, with the numbers growing after he made disparaging remarks about veteran House member and civil rights leader John Lewis. Some of them said they would attend the Women’s March.
Maine Representative Chellie Pingree said she would instead visit a Planned Parenthood center and a business owned by immigrants on Inauguration Day before going to Washington to appear on stage with other politicians who refused to attend. “We need to do everything we can to let the incoming administration know we are not happy about their agenda. I’ve had unprecedented numbers of my constituents calling me worried about healthcare, the environment, public education, and they feel disrespected,” she said.
On January 22, 2017, Trump wrote on his Twitter personal account: “Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn’t these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.” Two hours later, he sent a more placatory tweet: “Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.” Meanwhile, the Trump administration criticized the March for not welcoming anti-abortion members, and criticized Madonna‘s comment that she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House”.
Senator Bernie Sanders, who attended the March in Montpelier, Vermont, said Trump should listen to the protesters: “Listen to the needs of women. Listen to the needs of the immigrant community. Listen to the needs of workers. Listen to what’s going on with regards to climate change … Modify your positions. Let’s work together to try to save this planet and protect the middle class.” Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, offered her support on Twitter, called the march “awe-inspiring” and stated, “[I] hope it brought joy to others as it did to me”.
Musician Bruce Springsteen, who endorsed Hillary Clinton and was a friend to Barack Obama, gave a speech during his concert in Australia, saying “The E Street Band is glad to be here in Western Australia. But we’re a long way from home, and our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America and in Melbourne who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, inclusion, reproductive rights, civil rights, racial justice, LGBT rights, the environment, wage equality, gender equality, healthcare, and immigrant rights. We stand with you. We are the new American resistance.”
Cindi Lauper commented on Madonna’s controversial speech at the Washington march saying, “Anger is not better than clarity and humanity, that is what opens people’s minds. When you want to change people’s mind, you have to share your real story.”
Speaking on January 20, Naomi Klein said, “it is significant that it seems that [Donald Trump is] going after programs for violence against women.” She stated she believes that it is important for people to demonstrate their concern about the new administration’s “drive to denigrate women.” She also said that it was important that the women who organized the march included a large number of women of color.
Following the march, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington posted the “10 Actions for the first 100 Days” campaign to keep up the momentum from the march. The first action includes contacting senators about concerns, with an option of using “Hear Our Voice” postcards. A new action will be provided every 10 days.
The 2017 Women’s Marches took place in cities around the world since January 21, 2017, with the goal of promoting women’s rights, immigration reform, and health care reform; to counter Islamophobia, rape culture, and LGBTQ abuse; and to address racial inequities (e.g., Black Lives Matter), workers’ issues, and environmental issues.
- January 25 – Seven Greenpeace members climbed a construction crane belonging to Clark Construction and displayed a large banner saying “Resist”, blocking traffic and interrupting work on a new office building a half mile from The White House.
2017 United States Donald Trump airport protests
On January 28, 2017, thousands of people gathered at various airports in the United States to protest President Donald Trump‘s executive order returning refugees and other visitors from select predominantly Muslim countries. According to various sources, more than 2,000 people were at the protest at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York City with other protests appearing at significant international airports around the U.S.
BackgroundMain article: Executive Order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”
On January 27, President Trump signed an executive order which created a suspension of admissions of all refugees entering the United States for 120 days and an indefinite block for Syrian refugees. The order also blocks citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.Green card holders from these countries are also affected.
Approximately 27 air passengers coming into airports around the United States were either detained or sent home on January 28. By January 29, an estimated 375 travelers have been affected by the order. Two Iraqi detainees were released from the JFK airport and as of 6 pm Eastern Time, 11 detainees remained. On January 29, there were still two detainees left inside the airport. One detainee at the JFK airport was Hameed Jhalid Darweesh, who is an Iraqi interpreter for the United States Army. Darweesh was held for twelve hours without being allowed to see his lawyers. Two elderly and disabled Iranian citizens with green cards were detained for hours at Washington Dulles International Airport.President Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) that Christian refugees will be given priority in terms of refugee status in the United States.
The first protest started at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Protests quickly started at other airports nationwide, including Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport,Los Angeles International Airport (LAX),Portland International Airport in Oregon,San Francisco International Airport, Seattle’s SeaTac Airport, and in airports in Indianapolis, Boston, Denver, Albuquerque, Dallas, Hartford,Newark,Albany, New York,  and San Diego. Also planned were Atlanta, Houston, Las Vegas,Orlando, Greenville and Philadelphia.
Through January 28–29 a large number of protests were held across the nation in opposition to Donald Trump‘s executive order known as Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport,
- Googleplex (Google headquarters), Mountain View,
- Los Angeles International Airport,
- Ontario International Airport,
- Sacramento International Airport,
- San Diego International Airport,
- San Francisco International Airport,
- San Jose City Hall,
- Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport,
- Miami International Airport,
- Orlando International Airport,
- Palm Beach International Airport,
- Pensacola International Airport,
- Cedar Rapids, Eastern Iowa Airport
- Boston, Copley Square,
- Boston, Logan International Airport,
- Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
- Omaha, Turner Park,
- Albany International Airport,
- New York City,
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
- John Glenn Columbus International Airport,
- Dayton, Federal Court Building,
- Mason, Mason Community Center,
- Austin Bergstrom International Airport,
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport,
- El Paso International Airport,
- San Antonio, Main Plaza
- Harrisonburg, Court Square,
- Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University,
- Washington Dulles International Airport,
New York City
The protest started January 28, with a small group of around thirty peoplesometime near 11 a.m. EST. Protesters gathered in front of Terminal 4, where international arrivals take place. As advocacy groups, such as the New York Immigration Coalition, called out to protestors on social media, the crowd grew.The protestors were gathered to denounce Trump’s executive order and to show support for refugees and immigrants. The demonstration became large enough by sunset that it spread into the parking deck near the terminal. Demonstrators brought signs, chanted slogans and called the action a “Muslim ban”. The protesters marched from terminal to terminal. Throughout the day, state representatives, Nydia Velázquez and Jerry Nadler were present to help constiuents affected by the ban.
A companion protest sprang up on Staten Island in the evening, taking place in Port Richmond. Another protest took place at Battery Park on Sunday. Chelsea Clinton was one of the protesters at that location. There were several thousand protestors at Battery Park. Protests continued at the JFK airport on Sunday as well.
Other groups involved in the protest included Make the Road New York, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), Black Latino Asian Caucus members. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) was also involved in the protests, having expressed anger that the executive order, which would have harm the prospects of Muslim refugees, was signed on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and groups of Jews broke Sabbath to join the protests. From 6–7pm, taxi drivers of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) stopped picking up passengers at the JFK airport in protest of those detained.Uber of New York briefly saw a surge in pricing because of the taxi boycott. In the evening, the police were turning away anyone without airplane tickets from using the AirTrain. After 8pm, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked that people be allowed to board the Air Train once again.
Late in the evening on January 28, Ann Donnelly, a Federal District court judge in Brooklyn for the Eastern District of New York, blocked part of the executive order, “providing immediate relief to dozens stranded at airports around the country.” In the U.S. District Courts in Seattle and Virginia, similar rulings were made. This emergency stay will allow affected individuals with valid visas to stay in the US. However, lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union and Zachary Manfredi from Yale’s Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic caution that individuals detained at the airports could still be transferred to different detention facilities. Reports coming from midnight, January 28, indicated that Legal Aid lawyers were still not given access to clients being held inside of JFK. In Brooklyn, demonstrators waited outside the Federal District court as the case was being decided. Additionally, two Iraqi men who had been detained have filed lawsuits on January 28 against both Trump and the United States government over the issue.[a]
President Donald Trump was quoted as saying that his executive order’s ban is “working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over.” Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said that President Trump came to him for guidance over the ruling which Giuliani described as a “Muslim ban”.
The protest in Los Angeles initially saw around 200 protesters on Saturday.Protesters marched and chanted, growing to 400 people by 7:30pm, when word came in that Federal judges had placed a stay on the executive order. Seven people had been detained in the LAX because of the executive order. Attorneys specializing in immigration law created a “makeshift office” in the Bradley Terminal to help travelers in need. The protest at the Los Angeles International Airport grew to thousands of people who filled the Tom Bradley International Terminal and spilling out to the street. The local ABC News station stated that around 4,000 protesters were there to protest again on Sunday. A smaller group of counter-protesters also showed up at the airport, and the resulting clash caused the road next to Terminal 3 to be shut down for an hour. Later on Sunday, World Way was blocked when protesters sat down and refused to move until all people detained in the airport were released. By 10pm, 2 protesters were arrested for blocking traffic, then cited and released. Los Angeles mayor, Eric Garcetti, promised that Los Angeles would be a refuge for all people. Because of the protest, some travelers leaving Los Angeles missed their flights.
On Sunday, protesters in Sacramento started demonstrating in Terminal B of the Sacramento International Airport. The city’s mayor, Darrell Steinberg, was on hand and said, “Mr. Trump, we will fight you every step of the way.” Some Sacramento protesters were heckled by those who agreed with the executive order.
At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), around 1,000 protesters showed up in support of refugees. Initially, US Customs and Border Protection denied holding any travellers at the airport. Five travellers had been detained and each was released by Sunday afternoon. The protest blocked the International arrival area in front of the airport and closed the street. California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and Google co-founder Sergey Brin attended the SFO protest. Around 60 people had gathered by 6am Sunday morning to demonstrate at SFO. By noon the crowd had returned to its earlier size of around 1,000 protesters.
In Chicago, hundreds of protesters showed up at the airport to protest the detention of 17 travelers. By Saturday night, there were more than a thousand people present and traffic was shut now near Terminal 5. Eighteen travelers had been detained Saturday; all were finally released. On Sunday, at least another 50 were kept for additional questioning. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Elaine Nekritz were there to support the demonstration.Protests at O’Hare slowed down somewhat during the day on Sunday only to begin again both inside and outside around 6pm. By 7pm, there were hundreds of protesters at the airport.
There were over 800 protesters at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The airport had detained 13 travelers,one of whom was an elderly woman and green card holder from Iran who was kept in the airport overnight. Another 800 protesters arrived Sunday to continue to protest Trump’s executive order. Nine detainees were released to their families off-site on Sunday, January 29. Dallas mayor Mike Rawlings, who had previously expressed concern over the detention, met with the travellers and expressed apologies on behalf of the people of Dallas.
People and organizations in Detroit organized a protest on January 29 at the Metropolitan Airport which drew an estimated 2,500 prostestors. Hundreds turned out in protests in the nearby suburbs of Dearborn and Hamtramck, which have significant Muslim American and immigrant populations. Protesters demonstrated as snow fell and the Detroit Free Press reported that their voices “could be above the roar of jet engines.” The airport’s Authority Public Safety team coordinated with protest organizers to ensure that the protest would be safe and that the demonstrators could be heard. No one was arrested.