Politics & Government

People are using their cities’ bridges to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration

A Twitter user posted a photo of demonstrators with the message “bridges not walls” on Waterloo Bridge in London, England.
A Twitter user posted a photo of demonstrators with the message “bridges not walls” on Waterloo Bridge in London, England. Twitter

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States around noon Friday — but across the world and in the United Kingdom, protestors have already begun their Inauguration Day protest.

Using the slogan “bridges not walls,” protestors are draping more than 150 banners on the bridges in their own cities as a statement to the president-elect before he takes office.

The eponymous project, based in the United Kingdom, aims to “push back against the forces of hatred and division,” according to its website, by demonstrating solidarity with immigrants and criticizing Trump’s proposed ban against Muslims immigrating to the United States.

“Bridges Not Walls is a chance to defy the rise of the far right in your own words, while showing common cause with every group that will be on its frontline,” according to the website.

Protesters and supporters of President-elect Trump clashed outside a pro-Trump event in Washington, D.C. called the "DeploraBall" on Thursday. Police used chemical spray on some protesters to try to control the unruly crowd. One Trump supporter sa

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