(UPDATED) Maine Reacts to Trump Inauguration
(UPDATED, 1/22/17) MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Show aired the following as a quick review of the weekend’s events in Washington DC and nationally:
On Friday, as Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as the country’s 45th President, Mainers gathered in the State House’s Hall of Flags to read the U.S. Constitution. Here is full video of the event, hosted by ACLU of Maine:
Saturday saw the largest number of protesters ever gathered outside the State House complex as part of the over 600 international location rally/ #WomensMarch event, protesting President Trump. Numbers for participation are still being totaled, but event organizers are claiming over 10,000 participants at the Augusta site.
A quick video from within the crowd. State Senator Shenna Bellows (D-Kennebec) can be heard speaking in the background.
Here are photos that better illustrate the strength of numbers (link to more photos here).
Via Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills’ offices in the Cross Building:
A Facebook photo shared by Maine Senate Democratic press secretary Mario Moretto from the State House shows Senator Bellows looking down at the crowds: