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Trump inauguration protest in San Francisco’s Civic Center, January 20, 2017. All photos by Pax Ahimsa Gethen, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Documenting the resistance

A year of protest photos from the Left Coast

November 13, 2016: Taking to the streets

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Protesters march through the Castro, carrying signs including “Not My President” and “I Will Not Be Silent”.
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Protesters sit and stand in the street in the Mission district, holding signs including “Never Again Not Mein Fuhrer” and “Remember Hitler Was Also Elected”.
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Protesters sit in the street in front of the Ferry Building at night; one standing speaks into a megaphone.

November 16, 2016: Standing with Standing Rock

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Protesters march past San Francisco City Hall, carrying signs and a banner reading “Honor Treaty Rights”.
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A protester holds a sign reading “We Can’t Drink Oil! #NODAPL”
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Protesters stand in the street holding signs and a banner reading “Keep It In The Ground”.

November 19, 2016: Rallying against white supremacy

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Protesters stand in the rain with raised fists.
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A protester marches while holding a sign reading “Nasty Women Rise Up!”

January 20, 2017: Protesting the inauguration

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A protester stands in the rain holding a sign reading “My Melanin Is Not A Threat”.
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Protesters stand in the rain, holding ANSWER Coalition signs reading “#DumpTheTrump Fight White Supremacy” and “Fight Back Against Sexism, Homophobia, War & Racism”.

January 21, 2017: Women’s March

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Women’s March attendees hold a banner reading “Love Trumps Hate”.
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San Francisco City Hall from above, lit in pink for the Women’s March.

January 26, 2017: People over pipelines

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A protester holds a sign reading “People Over Pipelines”.
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A protester holds a sign reading “RESIST!”
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Protesters sit in the street, holding signs and banners.

February 4, 2017: No ban, no wall

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Protesters hold signs reading “No Ban, No Wall” and “Refugees Are Welcome Here!”
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A protester holds a sign reading “Respect Immigrants or Expect Resistance”.
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A child holding the flag of Yemen sits on an adult’s shoulders at the rally.

March 8, 2017: Day Without a Woman

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors president London Breed speaks on the steps of City Hall.
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A woman and young girl, both dressed in red, sit on the steps of City Hall.

April 15, 2017: Tax March

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A giant inflatable “Trump Chicken” looms in front of San Francisco City Hall.
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Nancy Pelosi greets attendees of the Tax March.
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A Tax Marcher in a “pussyhat” has words for the President.

April 22, 2017: March for Science

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March for Science San Francisco attendees hold up a large banner for the event.
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Two young children hold a sign reading “Science Has No Borders”.
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March for Science attendees hold various signs.

May 1, 2017: May Day, May Day!

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Protesters stand in the street, fists raised and chanting, holding a banner reading “Unite Here — All races — All religions — All immigrants.”
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Protesters sit on the sidewalk with arms linked in front of the ICE driveway.
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Protesters paint a large circle with the words “Resist” and “No Wall” in the middle of the intersection.
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May Day marchers head up Market Street from the Ferry Building.

June 3, 2017: March for Truth

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Protesters dressed like FBI agents stand in Embarcadero Plaza with a Russian doll resembling Trump.
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Protesters stand near Russian dolls resembling Mike Pence, Carter Page, Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn, and Vladmir Putin, all wearing numbered “Department of Corrections” signs.

July 2, 2017: Impeachment March

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Protesters hold banners reading “impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org”
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A protester stands with raised fist and a shirt reading “Nevertheless She Persisted”.

September 5, 2017: No human being is illegal

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Protesters at a DACA rally hold signs and banners in support of the “dreamers”.
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A protester holds signs in English and Spanish.

September 24, 2017: “Free Speech Week”

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Protesters, led by Sunsara Taylor of Refuse Fascism, kneel with raised signs and fists.

November 4, 2017: Refuse Fascism

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Protesters speak at a Refuse Fascism rally in Union Square, San Francisco.

2018: The resistance continues

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