As Inauguration Approaches, Protests Held in the Twin Cities

January 20, 2017 09:35 AM

As the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States approaches, anti-Trump protests are taking place throughout the country, including in the Twin Cities.

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Friday morning, a "Janitors Strike Against Trump" group protested outside of a Twin Cities' Home Depot store. The group, consisting of janitors who clean Home Depot stores, was protesting against its cleaning contractor and the wages it sets.

Members of the group said they believe matters could get worse when Trump becomes the next president.

Meanwhile, one of the largest metro area protests in the works is scheduled to take place in downtown Minneapolis.

The "Resist from Day One" coalition has organized a massive march with more than 70 Twin Cities organizations. Earlier this week, members of the coalition met on the steps of City Hall to voice their concerns about Trump.

"We will not stand for the injustices that he will push on this country, from anti-homeless rights to illegal deportation (to the) pipeline," one coalition member said.

Friday's march begins on Lake Street at 2 p.m. and follows a route along Nicollet Mall to a gathering at City Hall at 5 p.m.

Minneapolis police say the department does not have planned road closures but will make them on an as-needed basis.


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