Missouri, Kansas rallies against Trump draw thousands

     (AP) – Thousands of protesters, mostly women, gathered in

Missouri’s two biggest cities and Kansas’ capital city in disapproval of Donald

Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president.

     Packing a park across from Kansas City’s landmark Union Station, the throng

Saturday was urged by organizers to be vigilant about the new Trump

administration’s policies and not let their activism wane.

     As a 31-year-old working in HIV prevention, Jonathon Antle said he turned out

for that rally in support of women’s rights, equality and gay rights. He says

Trump “scares me,” citing what he calls the president’s “unpredictability, and

his childishness with Twitter.”

     Even in Republican-leaning Kansas, which Trump handily carried in the

presidential race, at least 2,000 people turned out for a rally at the

Statehouse in Topeka.

     Thousands also turned out for a Saturday march in St. Louis and in Wichita,



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