Women's Group Organises Anti-Trump Strike Against President-Elect Trump

A women's activist group on Facebook has launched an event inviting women and 'allies' to take the day off work and join in protest against Trump

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Since news broke last week that Donald Trump was the new president-elect of the US, the country has broken out in severe unrest and protests, with crowds of anti-Trump voters marching throughout the country's major cities and parks throughout New York City, Washington, San Francisco, and California.

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But now, Facebook group Women and Allies have taken it upon themselves to rally women and female rights supporters across the US to take part in a national wide protest of 12 December to make a stand against the new leader of the Free World.

The announcement for the protest day on Facebook reads, 'We are going to protest and boycott until we are heard.

Women and Allies:(This includes but is not limited to: People of Color, LGBTQA/GNC, Immigrants, Disabled Persons, and any other marginalized communities, and allies)

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'If you have felt targeted, threatened, triggered, afraid or embarrassed by the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election is encouraged to join us on December 12, as we strike and boycott,' it says.

The activist group explains they are protesting in support for Roe vs Wade and Planned Parenthood, free or affordable birth control for all Americans and for President-elect Trump to make his position on sexual assault and rape known.

We will not tolerate being paid less or otherwise discriminated against because of our gender, our religion, or our identity.

The protest comes almost a month before the Women's March on Washington on 21 January 2017 – the day after Trump's inauguration – when women and men from across the US and the world will join in protest against those who condemn women's rights.

The march will start at 10am from the Lincoln Memorial and finish at 5pm at the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his most memorable speech, 'I Have A Dream', in 1963.

This is not the time to hide behind computer screens or turn a blind eye to social injustice – this is the time to fight for what you believe in.

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