Published on

Protest in Pictures: Resistance Swells Around the World as Trump Sworn In

From New York City to London, people demonstrate against what new U.S. president represents

A plane flew a protest banner above New York City as Donald Trump was sworn in.

A plane flew a protest banner above New York City during Donald Trump's inauguration. (Photo: Alex Wellerstein/Twitter)

On an Inauguration Day that feels dark to many, people around the world are gathering in solidarity and protest to vocally oppose the far-right agenda of the new U.S. president.

In the U.K., an advocacy group called Bridges Not Walls organized a series of "banner drops" to vocalize sustained opposition to the right-wing tenets of President Donald Trump's campaign, as well as the far-right populism currently rising in Europe.

In cities around the U.S., protesters expressed unity and strength and called on each other to resist Trump's agenda during the coming four years.

Elsewhere, people expressed horror, determination, and opposition to xenophobia, sexism, and corruption.

What follows is a collection of photos and Tweets that show global support for a more humanitarian vision of the world, in opposition to the far-right views espoused by Trump:

A banner drop in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo: Reuters)

A protest in Manila, Philippines, was met with a strong police response. (Photo: Reuters)

A sign during the New York City protest on the eve of the inauguration. (Photo: Reuters)

The international display of solidarity will only continue, as Saturday's planned "Women's March on Washington" against Trump's agenda has gone global.

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article