Donald Trump will this afternoon be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America while worldwide protests against his election will take place simultaneously.
One such demonstration is scheduled to take place at Cork's Daunt Square at 5.30pm. Organised by Anti-Austerity Alliance – People Before Profit, the details of the event are outlined in its Facebook page, which reads:
Since the US election, Trump has appointed racists, misogynists, anti-Semites, climate change deniers, homophobes and anti-abortionists to his team.
When Donald Trump is inaugurated on Friday 20 January, there will be protests across the US and internationally. While Enda Kenny sent 'sincere congratulations' to Trump on his election 'on behalf of the Government and people of Ireland', demos in Cork and Dublin will stand in solidarity with those who are taking action to stop Trump's attacks on workers, women and minorities and will send a message that Trump's politics of hate do not have the support of the Irish people.
Join us and stand against racism and sexism on 20 Jan. #J20
There appears to be similar sentiments up and down the country as protesters have already taken over the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin this morning.