Protesters in cities across the country took to the streets on Monday for “Not My President’s Day” rallies with a strong anti-Trump message.
Olga Lexell, who was one of about 20 people who helped organize the events in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, said they were intended to show Trump there was widespread opposition to his policies and “ridiculous” executive orders.
“A lot of people are angry because he lost the popular vote and is ruling like somebody who won by a landslide,” Lexell said.
In New York’s Columbus Circle, protesters held signs with a simple message — the word “No!” in different languages.
In addition, merchants sold T-shirts reading “Not My President” above smaller text reading “Elected but not chosen.”
The rallies on Monday came amid what has been a fierce backlash from liberal grassroots groups to the Trump administration. That opposition has been voiced on a broad range of issues, including women’s reproductive rights, immigration, and climate change.
New Jersey resident Janell Kastner joined the New York rally to protest the “gross…