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by John Lynch
On Sunday, November 13th, a peaceful rally and march was held in Sacramento, California in public protest of president-elect Donald Trump. This protest, like many others seen across the nation this past week, was organized to give public voice to marginalized groups and allies regarding issues they felt would become much more dire under president-elect Trump.
The rally began in McClatchy Park where organizers gathered some 500 people which would eventually grow to over 800 according to The Sacramento Bee. Event organizers held an open-mic before the march for anyone who wished to speak their thoughts following the election Tuesday.
Once speeches were finished the leaders began to move the crowd to Sutter's Fort which they cited as an early symbol of national oppression. Leaders of the march unexpectedly led the crowd up an on-ramp onto I-80 east where they briefly stopped freeway traffic.
The protesters were then led off the freeway by rally organizers and headed to their final destination at Sutter's Fort. An open-mic was available here as well, and many people took the opportunity to peacefully speak to the public.
This video captures the entire rally and march along with several speeches made by prominent speakers at the demonstration.
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