WASHINGTON -- Activists frustrated over the first decisions of the Trump Administration took to the streets and the skies, Wednesday, in protest.
Greenpeace demonstrators climbed hundreds of feet in the air to hang a sign that read, “Resist”, over the White House.
The demonstrations came less than 24 hours after President Trump signed executive orders to move forward with two controversial oil pipelines.
Meanwhile, back on the ground, hundreds of protestors gathered at the White House gates, after Mr. Trump declared the wall separating Mexico and the United States would be built as soon as possible.
The President’s orders also strip away federal funding from sanctuary cities, including DC, ramp up border patrol forces, and increase the funds given to the agency that arrests and deports undocumented immigrants.
“Folks have basically started to come up with a Plan B, like what if I get deported, who’s going to take care of the kids?” expressed Renato Mendoza, who was born in Mexico, and crossed the border through Arizona with his family in 1993.
“For the sake of our families, for the sake of our communities, our children, our future, we will fight back,” explained Rommel Sadino, lead organizer with CASA.
Despite Trump’s executive orders, the District’s Mayor Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Takoma Park, and Fairfax officials all said they will not let residents live in fear, their cities will remain safe places for immigrants.