Groups rally against President Donald Trump on Presidents Day

Large demonstrations were held in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. A smaller rally took place in Minneapolis.
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New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. were among the cities where hundreds of people gathered to protest the presidency of Donald Trump.

The rallies came on Presidents Day, and one month after Trump's inauguration.

In New York, a group in the hundreds gathered at Columbus Circle, which is near the Trump International Hotel and Tower, USA Today reports. Demonstrators said they were worried about his views of immigrants, and some mentioned his treatment of the press, USA Today writes.

The scene was similar in Chicago, where protesters took to the streets outside Trump Tower there. CNN has more from the scenes in Los Angeles and Atlanta, and The Associated Press has details from Washington D.C.

These are the latest protest in a year that so far has seen frequent demonstrations. In Minnesota alone, about 2,000 marched in support of immigrants; nearly 5,000 rallied against abortion in St. Paul; and an estimated 100,000 showed up for the Women's March.

Smaller demonstration in Minnesota

In Minnesota, the most prominent gathering on Monday was the "Not My Presidents Day!" rally being hosted by the group Students for a Democratic Society at the U of M in Minneapolis. About 60 people said on Facebook the were interested in going, joining the effort to "say NO to Trump's agenda of racism, sexism, Islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, and war!"

They gathered at Morrill Hall at noon, planned to break a Trump piñata, then were going to march to President Eric Kaler's office to ask that the university be labeled a sanctuary campus, Fight Back! News says.

A petition from after the 2016 election requesting the U of M be designated a sanctuary campus was signed by more than 1,500 people and delivered to Kaler on Nov. 23. In a response, he and the university put out a statement that did not commit to a formal sanctuary designation, but reaffirming they value diversity, and noting they will keep advocating for "our undocumented students, international students, and all members of our community.

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