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Guide To N.M. Inauguration Day Protests And Celebrations

Jan 19, 2017

Donald Trump will be sworn in as president Friday, and some New Mexicans are mobilizing in response. Protests and celebrations are planned at university campuses, local landmarks, and downtown areas. 

James Friedman says hundreds of people are expected to attend an evening protest in downtown Albuquerque. He is with Albuquerque’s Party for Socialism and Liberation that helped organize the event.

"What we need is a mass-movement to resist Trump’s anti-worker policies. We believe that the right to free healthcare, free education, to housing are all basic human rights," Friedman said. 

Anti-Trump demonstrations start in Albuquerque with a student walkout at the University of New Mexico at noon, two hours after Trump’s swearing in ceremony in Washington, D.C. Events are scheduled across the state throughout the weekend.

New Mexico’s Republican Party is not hosting an Inauguration Day event.  

Friday, January 20

Albuquerque

Taos

Dona Aña County

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Saturday, January 21

Albuquerque

Santa Fe

•   Women's March, Santa Fe Rally, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by Women's March on Washington Santa Fe. 

Las Cruces

•   Women's March, Las Cruces Rally, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hosted by United Community Action's Women's March on Washington Las Cruces, and Las Cruces Coalition for Reproductive Justice. 

Fort Sumner

•   Women's March, Fort Sumner, 10 a.m. Hosted by Women's March on Washington Fort Sumner. 

Truth or Consequences

•   Women's March, Truth or Consequences, 12 p.m. Hosted by Women's March on Washington Truth or Consequences. 

Silver City

•   People's Procession, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by Gila's Resources Information Project.

Chama

  • March at intersection of highways 84/64/17, 10 a.m to 11 a.m.

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Let us know if additional events are planned in the comments below and we'll add them to this list.