At least two large protests are set to take place Philadelphia, one on Friday, the other on Saturday, in response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
On Friday afternoon, The People's Inauguration protest will take place from 3 to 6 p.m., Center City. It will happen at Thomas Paine Plaza, across the street from City Hall. Organized by the Philly Socialist Alternative, the event is also sponsored by multiple local activist groups.
Around the same time, students from Temple Universiy, Community College of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania will walk out of their classrooms in protest. Many will head to the rally.
Organizers of the People's Inauguration said they are protesting Trump's platform of racism, sexism, xenophobia, and pro-corporate policies. We must build a independent, working-class mass movement that vows to use every ounce of our collective body and spirit to stand against Trump's reactionary agenda from Day 1."
On Saturday, a protest is being organized in Philadelphiain solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington against the election of Donald Trump.
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“Philadelphia will unite with Washington, D.C. and over 150 cities around the world for the historic Women’s March,” organizers wrote on their website. “We stand together in the birthplace of our nation, united with our partners, friends and children for the protection of our civil liberties, civil rights, and equality.”
The anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington was organized shortly after Trump was elected in November.
In Philadelphia, organizers will gather at Logan Square on the Ben Franklin Parkway at 19th Street on Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., the group is scheduled to march up the Parkway to Eakins Oval, where a rally will be held from noon to 3 p.m.
“We are fighting for equality in womanhood,” March organizer Emily Cooper Morse previously told Metro. “[Trump] is obligated to hear our voices and concerns.