Local activist protests presidential inauguration (w/video)

Sara  Sneath By Sara Sneath

Jan. 20, 2017 at 11:21 p.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

A screenshot from the video shared in this story.

A screenshot from the video shared in this story.

Seadrift activist Diane Wilson was kicked out of President Donald Trump's inauguration Friday.

Wilson protested with a women-led grassroots organization she helped to found named Code Pink. Three groups of about four women went to the event and at the moment Trump was inaugurated unrolled cloth signs and began yelling, "Not my president."

The women were escorted out of the event by police officers. In a video of the protest, other attendees can be heard yelling back at the women, "Then leave the country."

The group protested the event because of the divisive things the President said along the campaign trail, Wilson said Friday night.

"I felt it was one of the most important acts I could do," she said. "I knew it was going to be an unfriendly crowd, and it was an unfriendly crowd."

Wilson said the group intends to join the Women's March on Washington on Saturday.

"I think it's important to know there's a fight going on and it's still going on," she said. "Some people gain hope from that. Yes, you fight it, you protest it. You don't give up."


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