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TRUMP’S INAUGURATION PROTESTS, RALLIES AND MARCHES (MAP)

Reuters has released an interesting map of various protests and rallies that have been officially permitted. About 270,000 protersters or Trump backers will participate in these events on January 20 and January 21.

The total number of people that are set to attend the inauguration is about 900,000.


TRUMP’S INAUGURAL ADDRESS: FULL TRANSCRIPT

President-elect Donald Trump arrives for the inauguration ceremonies to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017 © Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

In an inaugural speech that appealed to the core tenets preached during his presidential campaign, tinged with an overtone of palpable anger and a suggestion of protectionism, Trump addressed the core promises that brought him into the White House, and vowed to bring back jobs, fortify America’s borders and restore America’s wealth, while transferring power from Washington and giving it back to “you, the people.”

“Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another,” Trump said in his inauguration speech. “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.”

In his speech, Trump described an America riven by crime and social tumult, as Obama …

TURKEY NOT TO INSIST ON ASSAD’S RESIGNATION – TURKISH DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER

Ankara has admitted that a settlement in Syria without Assad “is not realistic.”


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo: SANA / AFP / File)

Ankara refuses to promote an idea, according to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must be overthrown, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Mehmet Simsek, said during the International Economic Forum in Davos. According to Simsek, the Turkish government does not believe that the process of a settlement in Syria should be considered only after Assad’s resignation.


“We have to be pragmatic, realistic. The facts on the ground have changed dramatically,” Simsek said. “Turkey can no longer insist on a settlement without Assad. It is not realistic.”

At the same time, Simsek said that Assad is responsible for the multiyear war in Syria, as well as for hundreds of thousands of victims of this bloody war.


“As far as our position on Assad is concerned, we think that the suffering of Syrian people and tragedies clearly… the blame is squarely on Assad,” the Turkish…