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Anti-Trump Protests Continue Across U.S.

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Three weeks into his presidency, people across the country continue to protest President Donald Trump and the anti-immigrant policies he has put forth.

"I was disappointed when Michigan voted for Trump," protester Kari Parthasarathy told NBC News in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a state Trump unexpectedly won by only 10,000 votes. "But sometimes it's not the majority vote on how people get elected, and my guess is that some of these people that voted red don't agree with what's happening now."

And while protests in Washington, D.C., and New York City have garnered a great deal of attention, Parthasarathy said protests in smaller cities will make a big impact.

"It's not all happening in big cities, which can be intimidating for a lot of people to go to," she said. "Sometimes, it's much more relatable and powerful when it's happening in your own back yard. A little ripple can have big effect, so it's worth trying."

People have also protested Trump at his Palm Beach, Florida, estate.

“In the event we encounter opposition from Pro-Trumpkins: do not engage," stated an anti-Trump protester, according to the Palm Beach Post. "Do not even look them in the eye. Ignore them and give them a wide berth. They aren’t worth our time!"

And according to Miriam Golden, a professor of political science at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Ray Fisman, a professor in behavioral economics at Boston University, all of these protests are likely to continue and encourage more people to join in.

"Hearing that there are similar protests at airports nationwide can make someone feel like part of a movement," Golden and Fisman wrote in The Washington Post. "And when someone who hesitated and stayed home during the first wave of immigration order protests learns there were protests in 45 states over 48 hours, he might decide to turn up at the next one. For the same reason, the enormous success of the Women’s March on Washington after Trump’s inauguration probably spurred attendance at the following week’s immigration rallies."

Sources: NBC News, Palm Beach Post, The Washington Post / Photo credit: Elvert Barnes/Flickr

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