Black Lives Matter activists who had spent the morning rallying against President Trump outside Men's Central Jail took their protest to the Westside later Friday, stopping at the the home of the Wall Street executive who has been tapped to be the next Treasury secretary.
Six police officers stood in a line in front of Steven Mnuchin's Bel-Air home, pushing protesters away from the front gate.
Meanwhile, 10-year-old Amara Abdullah climbed atop the flatbed of a truck that activists had adorned with a sign reading "Caravan of Justice."
The Senate moved swiftly Friday to confirm two retired generals as President Trump's picks for top national security posts, putting pieces of the new administration's team in place shortly after the inauguration ceremony.
Stacey Long Simmons, director of public policy for the National LGBTQ Task Force, talks about how LGBT groups are preparing for a Donald Trump presidency at the Creating Change conference in Philadelphia.
Grabbing the sides of her face, a Latina activist reacted to seeing Donald Trump sworn in as president.
"Oh, my God," she said. "This is not happening."
She watched the inauguration on her cellphone while sitting in on a session at the annual LGBT activism conference, Creating Change, in Philadelphia. While she tried to pay attention to the presentation, she found herself overcome with emotion.
Raucous Champagne toasts in Russia, prayerful wishes from the Vatican, late-night yawns in China and defiant protests in central London: The world greeted Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th U.S. president with apprehension, anxiety and a smattering of glee — much like the swirl of mixed emotions that accompanied his improbable march to power.
In living rooms and cafes, nightclubs and bars, millions across the globe tuned in to live coverage of the new American leader taking the oath of office, the highlight of a day of inaugural pomp in Washington, D.C. Many said they hoped for the best, but feared the worst; others welcomed a break with the past.
In China, already roiled by Trump’s rhetoric over trade and Taiwan, the state clamped tight controls on media coverage of fresh utterances from the fledgling U.S. president. In France, Friday’s lead headline in the left-leaning daily Liberation — accompanied by a photo of Trump leaning into a stiff head wind — read: “Here we go!”
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I was surprised that the speech was as dark as it was. I was hoping for ... more of an effort to bring people together, to try to reach out to half of the country that didn’t support him, and there was really none of that. It was like most of his speeches. It was really about him.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on President Trump's inauguration speech
About 250 students, union members and other protesters shouted chants and waved plastic-wrapped signs under a steady drizzle at UCLA on Friday. The noontime rally at Dickson Plaza was one of many planned across UC campuses.
Brenda Ramirez, a third-year student studying sociology and Spanish, said she came to stand against what she said were President Trump's derogatory characterizations of Mexican immigrants like herself.
Her father is a farmworker outside Fresno, working nearly 14 hours daily, at minimum wage, she said. But Ramirez said her father never complains; he is grateful for the chance to earn money for his family and harvest food for Americans, she said.
Several of California's 55 members of Congress are either immigrants or the children of immigrants. Hours after President Trump took the oath of office Friday, they had a warning for him: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus isn't going to accept immigration raids and a border wall.
Some California members appeared with the rest of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Friday to respond to the inauguration of a president whose campaign began with him asserting that a swath of Mexican immigrants were rapists and murderers, and who spent many campaign appearances in the following months promising to deport millions of people in the country illegally.
"We're not just going to hand him the keys to the kingdom and say 'have at it,'" Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Whittier) said at the news conference. "The president of the United States has made it abundantly clear, including in his speech today, that he is openly hostile to immigrants, particularly immigrants of Mexican ancestry. He views us as somehow being less American."