Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men, generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to put out its faults, and do better than it would have them? - Henry David Thoreau
June 29, 2016 - Protestors gather across from the Langham Hotel where then candidate Donald Trump hosted a $2,700 per plate mid day fundraiser.
After the 2016 election results, residents of greater Los Angeles took to the streets of downtown to display their frustrations with the election of Donald Trump and the impending effect it will have.
On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, over 750,000 people marched through downtown Los Angeles. The stated mission of the march was "We stand together in solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country." Organizers stressed the event was “pro-woman” as opposed to “anti-Trump”.