Hundreds gather at 'Not My President's Day' protest in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Chicago for the second day in a row to protest President Donald Trump.

The "Not My Presidents Day" protests took place exactly one month after Trump took office, and were held across the country Monday. Protesters said they're speaking up to defend immigrants, Muslims and anyone who feels disenfranchised by the president.

"We don't want to say our effort today is about climate change, or about immigration, or about one particular aspect of human rights," said Laura Hartman, protest organizer.

"What you see here really reflected here is that people don't want America to look like something in which people are separated," said Ed Yohnka, ACLU of Illinois.

Demonstrations over the weekend focused on the president's immigration ban.

Protesters gathered at Wacker Drive and Wabash Avenue at noon, across the Chicago River from Trump Tower.

On Saturday, protesters gathered at the same spot before marching through the Loop to Federal Plaza. The group said they came together to defend immigrants, Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ people, workers and the poor.
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