Thousands of people participating in an annual civil rights event in the US state of North Carolina have taken the opportunity to protest President Donald Trump’s policies.
On Saturday, over 20,000 took part in the 11th anniversary of “Moral March on Raleigh,” which is organized by the NAACP civil rights organization and focuses on fighting the conservative-leaning agenda in North Carolina’s state government.
However, this year’s march was different as it included speakers who spoke against Trump’s policies, particularly his recent executive orders on immigration and healthcare.
Trump has signed more than a dozen directives since taking office on January 20.
Only five days after being sworn in, Trump signed an order to begin the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
He took another step to curb immigration by signing a separate executive order that authorized a crackdown on US cities that shield undocumented immigrants.