Hundreds of people took to the streets of Tokyo and Manilla to express their disapproval of the US President
Protests against the Donald Trump were held in Japan and the Philippines to coincide with the US president’s inauguration.
According to Channel News Asia, people in Tokyo were seen holding up electric candles whilst others carried placards reading ‘Love Trumps Hate” and “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights”.
“Trump presidency gets my blood boiling … Everything we value could be gone. It’s time to speak your mind and concerns and to do our best to salvage the values we cherish in America,” said Bill Scholer, an art teacher.
“I grew up in the 1960s, and it feels like we are going backwards, and am very worried that we will lose all of the advances we have made over these years,” said Holly Thompson, a writer.
Global News reports that the Philippines, around 200 demonstrators were seen outside the US embassy in the capital, Manila.
Signs demanding US troops to leave the Philippines were held up whilst others burned paper US flags bearing pictures of Trump’s face.