Thousands of protesters assembled for President Donald Trump’s homecoming Thursday as dozens of civil rights, immigration and women’s advocacy groups mobilized opponents.
Hours before Trump arrived in New York, demonstrators gathered on Manhattan's West Side, near the Intrepid aircraft carrier that now holds the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, where the president dined with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Some demonstrators banged pots, while others carried anti-Trump signs.
Unlike the more recent protests, such as the March for Science and the NYC Tax March, which focused on specific issues or causes near and dear to New Yorkers' hearts, Thursday's demonstrations were more overarching in nature.
So why are New Yorkers protesting? Scroll down to find out.
"People coming to our country are not trying to take our jobs."
"I'm worried and I've been fighting since Jan. 20."
"This is not the country I volunteered to fight for."
"People need to laugh."
"Keep jobs in America!"
"Every time he opens his mouth, the registers ring."
"He's not my president."
"He's not going to change us."