Tight security, celebrity protests greet Trump’s inauguration

Tight security, celebrity protests greet Trump's inauguration

There is tight security in and around the streets of Washington DC and New York City as many await the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump’s road to inauguration has been characterised by protests with demonstrators expressing their misgivings about the new incoming administration.

Reports say A-list Hollywood figures like Robert de Niro, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore were among those who turned out in New York to demonstrate their displeasure about Trump’s emergence as the 45th President of the United States of America.

The rally also featured a line-up of politicians and activists who joined New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the aforementioned Hollywood actors and singer Cher who all joined the noisy gathering.

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Moore, an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, exhorted the crowd to take part in “100 days of resistance”, a movement to resist Trump’s policies.

“As bad we think it’s going to be, it’s going to be worse. But the good news is there’s more of us than there are of them.”

In a call for unity Moore said: “We’re all Muslim. We’re all Mexican. We’re all women. We’re all American. Yes, and we are all queer, too.”

Trump will be sworn in today as the 45th President of the United States of America at the Capitol in Washington DC at 3:00 EST.

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