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Protesters dance through D.C. against Trump

Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:10

More than 200 people dance from the Trump International Hotel to the White House in Washington, D.C. to protest against President Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) More than 200 people danced from the Trump International Hotel to the White House in Washington, D.C. on Friday (February 3) to protest against President Donald Trump. Carrying signs denouncing the new commander in chief, the rainbow flag-adorned protesters followed a truck with speakers blaring pop songs along Pennsylvania Avenue. The dance-protest was organized by WERK for Peace. "We're here to celebrate our intersectionality and our resistance as a message to Donald Trump that we will not tolerate discrimination, bigotry and hate in our country," said founding organizer Firas Nasr. Trump was sworn in two weeks ago and has issued a slew of executive orders, including one to temporarily ban refugees and nationals from seven countries from entering the United States. That order prompted major protests in cities and airports across the country, with many other protest groups demonstrating in solidarity with refugees and immigrants. Nasr said the orders have saddened many but have motivated them to unify. "The numerous egregious executive orders that he's passed have made us to protest and resist and that's why we're here celebrating our unity and our oneness as a collective group," Nasr said. The demonstration was one of several against the new president throughout the U.S. on Friday.

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Protesters dance through D.C. against Trump

Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:10