‘Carnage’ & resistance

Print edition : February 17, 2017

On January 20, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath to President Donald Trump as his wife, Melania, holds the Bible and his children, Barron, Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany, watch. Photo: JIM BOURG/AFP

At a demonstration in Washington, D.C., before the inauguration. Photo: MARIO TAMA/AFP

Screams of protest at the National Mall in Washington as Trump finishes his inaugural address. Photo: JAMES LAWLER DUGGAN/REUTERS

The Women's March on Washington on January 21. Photo: MARIO TAMA/AFP

Protesters running through the streets of Washington ahead of the inauguration. Photo: ZACH GIBSON/AFP

President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was bleak and dominated by descriptions of “American carnage” and many of the stands remained empty. But the protests that followed the day after were animated by the spirit of resistance.
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