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Mon Apr 24, 2017, 08:11 AM

100 days of Trump Resistance: the wins so far and battles to come

As President Trump approaches 100 days in office, Adam Gabbatt surveys the resistance movementís biggest moments so far, key groups, and challenges ahead

Source: The Guardian

Itís not just by chance that Donald Trumpís first 100 days have been so underwhelming. The presidentís failure to pass healthcare reform, to ban people from entering the country, and arguably to achieve anything of note (beyond his supreme court justice) is down, in no small part, to the efforts of hundreds of thousands of people across the country.

Activists have pressured their representatives, held mass demonstrations and scrambled to protect those at risk in a rollercoaster few months. Trump has until January 2021 to turn things around, but there seems little sign of the resistance fading away.

The big resistance moments

Activists have already been rewarded with some tangible victories Ė whether by drawing attention to some of the presidentís more egregious policies, or by contributing to some of his failures.

Womenís March

An estimated 500,000 people marched in Washington DC on 21 January. The turnout far exceeded the crowd at Donald Trumpís inauguration a day earlier. An estimated 4 million people attended demonstrations across the country against the new president. Political scientists estimated that the marches were the single largest day of protest in US history.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/24/100-days-of-trump-resistance-wins-so-far-battles-to-come

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