More than 100 protesters charged after anti-Trump protests
Protesters have set up a camp in downtown Seattle after a march through the city in protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
The protests, which are part of the People’s Climate March, are a response to Trump’s executive orders on the environment and immigration.
The march began in downtown Portland, Ore., where protesters marched through the downtown area Saturday and eventually reached the U.S. Capitol building, where demonstrators were arrested.
Some of the protesters, who were arrested at the Capitol, were released.
In Seattle, about 200 people were expected to join the protest at Seattle Center, where the rally was held.
The demonstrators are demanding the passage of an executive order to limit the use of coal-fired power plants and other fossil fuel-based energy sources.
In the U, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive action on February 16, 2017, establishing the United States Climate Leadership Council, which will lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, combat climate change and improve public health and safety.
The council is a private organization that includes representatives of corporations, trade associations, and non-profit organizations.
The president announced on February 23 that he would nominate a new United States ambassador to the United Nations, an appointment that will be confirmed by the U-S Senate.
This week, more than 100 people were arrested in Portland and Portland State University after demonstrating in downtown and nearby streets.