Hundreds rally for and against Trump on Presidents Day

More than two dozen similar events organized via social media were held in other major US cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Olga Lexell, who was one of about 20 people who helped organize the events in Los Angeles, Chicago, and NY, said they were meant to show Trump there was widespread opposition to his policies and "ridiculous" executive orders.

Nick Brandon, a 16-year-old high school junior from Floral Park, said he is protesting because he's anxious.

"I'm hoping that America will pull together, even if we're on two sides now. I think that's the right thing to do".

Another White Plains resident, 33-year-old Jason Skerritt, said he's an avid photographer and was heading to the rally merely to take pictures. And I feel that this country is made up of all immigrants, and it belongs to all immigrants.

There were also references to what the group call "Day X", the day Trump touches down in the United Kingdom, where they hope there will be mass protest and students will do walk-outs of schools and colleges. Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S.to challenge President Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.

Posting on Facebook, "The Labor Community Roundtable/United Front Against Trump" said they've obtained a permit to hold their peaceful rally at the Torch of Friendship on Biscayne Boulevard beginning at 11 a.m.

Edward Stratton/The Daily Astorian As part of the national Not My President's Day protests, about 50 people gathered at Commercial and Eighth streets Monday.

Here are some scene from holiday protests around the country. "It's hard to get in all in one little poster". "That's the power of social media".

A march and rally in Atlanta was called "ImPEACH NOW", a reference to the state fruit, and NBC affiliate WXIA reported that the march stretched five miles.

Thousands of people across the nation have vowed to spend the patriotic holiday protesting President Donald Trump and his policies at one of the many rallies planned on Monday, Feb. 20. Hartman said Trump's early moves - from attacking journalists to imposing limits on immigration - could splinter the public.

"We are Muslims. We want to spread the message of peace and love, true Islam", he said, adding, "I do obey President Trump as our president, but I don't have to agree with his policies".

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