'Not My President's Day' rallies draw thousands across the country

'Not My President's Day' rallies draw thousands across the country

Presidents Day means a day off for many across the United States, and hundreds of people in cities from NY to Los Angeles were using it to send a message to the current occupant of the White House.

But thousands refused to bestow the same honor on President Trump on Monday, as activists in at least two dozen major cities participated in "Not My Presidents Day" rallies in opposition to the 45th president.

In Chicago, hundreds gathered Sunday near Trump Tower, holding signs in English, Arabic and Spanish calling for resistance to President Trump's immigration policy.

Across the country thousands are rallying for 'Not My President's Day, ' expressing their opinions against the Trump administration in the White House. "I like that they're engaged", said Mark Anthony Jones, a Trump supporter.

Rebecca Wolfram of Chicago, who is in her 60s, said concerns about climate change and immigrant rights under Trump prompted her to start attending rallies.

Many continue to take issue with Trump's reluctance to make his record public - a move at odds with decades of standard practice for presidential candidates and one critics say would shed light on if the USA president has financial ties to Russian Federation.

"I'm here to protest everything that 45 [45th USA president] stands for". Monday, joined by others in cities across the United States as the nation celebrated its Presidents Day holiday.

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Here are some scene from holiday protests around the country.

Lucy Siale attends a protest against President Trump at the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco, Calif. on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Other demonstrations popped up in cities around the country, including Los Angeles and Chicago, outside Trump-owned hotels.

Amanda Rivera, a 23-year-old Pelham Bay Park resident who works at a cafe, said she hopes the message of these protests is heard not just at home, but across the globe. He said scientists are trying to send a message to President Trump that America "runs on science".

To that end, they say they're exercising their, "constitutional right to assemble and peacefully protest everything Donald Trump stands for".

"We would like this administration to know that we do not stand for or support these hateful policies that are being put in place", Khavafipour says.

She said she wanted to voice her frustration.