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President's Day protest against Trump in Center City

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Protesters gathered in Center City Philadelphia on Monday to protest President Donald Trump, one of many such protests across the country. (WPVI)

Protesters gathered in Center City Philadelphia on Monday to protest President Donald Trump, one of many such protests across the country.

The gatherings are being called "Not My President's Day," in a nod to the holiday.

The themes are similar as in past protests, namely concerns over the travel ban, intentions to defund Planned Parenthood, and concerns about the future of current environmental regulations.

"We're not going to be okay with this, we're not going to stand for it," said Nancy Maguire of Ardmore, Pa.

"We don't think he's qualified to serve in office, and he embarrasses me to the rest of the world. He's the face of me to the rest of the world, and I'm embarrassed by that," said Tim Began of West Chester, Pa.

The picketers held a rally, then marched to Independence Mall, before returning to Thomas Paine Plaza.

"He makes stuff up and he lies, and that's why I'm here. I think he shouldn't be president," said Tom Torok of Merchantville, N.J.

"We do need to protect this country. I'm proud to be an American, but at the same time we have to have sympathy for those who are in dire straits," said Donett Ross-Kinder.

President Trump has addressed protests like these in the past, saying they are filled with professional protesters who would gather and march regardless of his policy proposals.

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