(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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