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Anti-Trump protests kick off with Washington civil rights march

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 01:12

A week of protests ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president kicks off with a civil rights march in Washington by activists angry over the Republican's comments on minority groups including Muslims and Mexicans. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Marching through Washington, D.C., civil rights activists led by Reverend Al Sharpton are kicking off a week of protests ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. They're upset about the Republican's angry, populist platform, which included controversial comments on Muslims, Mexicans and women, among others. Sharpton says all must take a stand against Trump, especially those in Washington. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REVEREND AL SHARPTON, SAYING: "We come to say to the Democrats in the Senate and in the House and to the moderate Republicans: to get some backbone, get some guts." It's a message Sharpton promises to keep up, vowing not to back down. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REVEREND AL SHARPTON, SAYING: "We won't be Trumped. We won't be Trumped. We won't be Trumped." A message yelled here... loud and clear.

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Anti-Trump protests kick off with Washington civil rights march

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 01:12