Protestors head toward a demonstration in D.C.

Protestors head toward a demonstration in D.C.

Since the divisive election of Donald Trump, D.C. has been awash with protesters. Some activists are homegrown, decrying everything from Vice President Mike Pence’s arrival in Washington to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ visit at a local school. Others come from afar, joining large scale marches under the broad banner of climate change or women’s rights. On this episode of “Your Turn,” Kojo invites Washingtonians to discuss last week’s biggest demonstrations: The Turkish security force’s violent crackdown on demonstrators in Sheridan Circle, the politically-charged light projections on Trump’s D.C. hotel and one Georgetown professor’s confrontation of a known white Nationalist at a local gym. We’ll also explore campus activism at University of Maryland, College Park. Over the weekend, a visiting student was killed on campus. And while local and federal law enforcers are investigating the act as a hate crime, students activists are pointing to past incidents of on-campus hate speech and racial tension as proof of an even larger problem.

Join in by calling 800-433-8850, or by emailing with the subject line “Your Turn.”

WAMU 88.5 is exploring the local impact of the new administration. Learn more about The Trump Effect.


  • Ruth Wedgwood Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of International Law and Organization, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Sarah Eshera Student, University of Maryland, College Park; President, Muslim Political Alliance; @SarahEsher

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