Are The Inauguration Protests Dividing Us?
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Are The Inauguration Protests Dividing Us?

This isn't the first time in history that protesters flood the streets after a newly elected president.

Are The Inauguration Protests Dividing Us?

Only hours after Donald Trump's inauguration, protesters took to the streets of Washington D.C. to raise their voices against the new presidency. Officers worked to clear the streets, handling those who threw bricks, smashed windows, and damaged property. The New York Times reports that the "protesters had struck first, hurling rocks at the police."

Although these acts of protest seem severe due to relevance, it's not the only time a newly sworn-in president is greeted with a crowd of unhappy civilians. Back in January 2001, President-elect George W. Bush had his fair share.

Barack Obama wasn't left out either.

In retrospect, it's a common occurrence for the new president to be given such negative attention when brought officially into power. But why does it feel like Mr. Trump's is so loud and impactful? Perhaps it's who we are surrounded by, or our own personal views and fears that make this event so loud. Some of us may even be joining in on the protests, eager to spread the word. Regardless, I recommend the power of reflection. Emotions can be amplified when surrounded by others who are also feeling distraught and unhappy. It may feel like everything has gone horribly wrong, and there is no way to recover. For now. Although, note that this is just the beginning, and I mention that positively.

Hope can still run strong for those who need it. Those who are celebrating can respectively have their moments. What matters most are the messages that are being spread from each side of this historical event. People are desperate to be heard, and some are even more desperate with how they are heard. It's essential that who are happy, and who aren't, try their best to maintain respect and peace. Not everything may not be at the same degree as before, but this isn't the first time our country has been divided. Let's try to prevent even more division now. It's up to us.

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