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Will Trump protests work?

In DC, demonstrations have been constant—but are they resistance for resistance’s sake?

By Jessica Abrahams  

January 29th, 2017: Thousands protest Trump's travel ban ©Miguel Juarez Lugo Zuma Press/PA Images

Just a month ago, businessman Donald Trump stood on the steps of Washington DC’s majestic Capitol Building and, hand on Bible, swore to preserve, defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Large crowds (though not as large as he later claimed) had gathered on the National Mall to celebrate the inauguration of perhaps the most controversial President-Elect in modern American history. They cheered, applauded and chanted his name.

In the surrounding streets, others…

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