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Anti-Trump rally in Tokyo

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A woman holds an anti-U.S. President Trump placard during a rally near Hibiya Park in Tokyo on Friday night. See story here.

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They rallied against Abe, now they're rallying against Trump

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"A woman holds an anti-U.S. President Trump placard...Hillary fan that another 'dislike' failed candidate?!

Another typically simplistic comment on this topic. You don't have to be a Hillary supporter to be against Trump and fear the damage he's going to do to the USA.

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I really could not care less what people do with their free time, but at what point does an "anti-Trump" rally in Tokyo not become a complete waste of time? Let's all have an anti-Najib Razak rally in Uganda next!

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Nice show of respect for democracy on display.

You win some and you lose some.

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Readers, no more bickering please.

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"Virtue signaling. It's all the rage on the American Left."

Would you like to be associated with what you regard as the worst elements of your home country? Many Trump supporters on this site like to point out that they are not racists, are above making whooping noises at rallies, wouldn't mindlessly chant "lock her up" or don't regard Obama as the anti-Christ/a Muslim/born in Kenya. In other words, they don't want to be associated with the worst elements of Trump voters.

I don't think my idea is restricted to one political group. It seems quite natural for many.

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I'm sure most of us wouldn't like to be judged by the worst elements of our home countries.

Virtue signaling. It's all the rage on the American Left.

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These protesters are just protesting democracy itself. How Liberal.

True - the Left is literarily protesting the peaceful transfer of power. The Left no longer believes in free speech - that insist that they we obeyed and another opposing opinion frustrates them into violence. Pretty telling of the Leftist mindset and why the boomerang from the arch-Liberal Obama to a Populist like Trump.

Actually, I can't think of any G-7 countries offhand that DO use the popular vote to determine the leader. Winning the popular vote is not, and has never been, the goal of the election.

Whoops! The truth got out. This isn't going to go over well with the snowflakes.

Protest is a right of democracy. So your comment is itself a protest of democracy.

They are protesting the inauguration - and violently at that. A third of the Left in Congress didn't even bother to show up! That says a lot more about the protesters and the Dems in Congress than it does Trump. Imagine if Republicans boycotted Obama's inaugural? The screams of "racist" would be deafening. Make no mistake, the American Left is angry with democracy itself - it impedes their desire to control other peoples lives.

None of it matter anyway. Relax and live your life.

Well it's not worth trashing the capitol over during the handover of power. It's really embarrassing how so many American Leftists cannot handle adversity and have to continually protest while most on the Right just go to work and continue to pay their taxes. At some point they are going to ask why they should continue to contribute to a system dominated by whinny snowflakes.

Moderator: This was not a violent protest. Also, the word "snowflakes" is not permitted unless you are referring to snowfall.

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"Why people would take the time out to protest President Trump at Hibiya Koen is beyond me"

For US citizens, one possible reason could be to emphasize to Japanese people that not all Americans follow Trump. Some could simply be ashamed.

I'm sure most of us wouldn't like to be judged by the worst elements of our home countries.

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Why people would take the time out to protest President Trump at Hibiya Koen is beyond me, but to each his or her own. Of all the infinitely more interesting and enriching things to do in Tokyo (shady or above board hahaha!) what they are doing would probably be the last thing to pop into my head. Protesting about an American election in a foreign capitol is kind of pointless, not to mention, strange. If they are really feeling so badly I recommend walking over under the Yamanote Sen tracks by Yurakucho ski, eating some yakitori, and imbibing in a few Grapefruit Sours or any other drink of choice to relieve their frustration.

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I wonder how many Japanese are there just for free English practice.

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Good for them, not much will change though Trump is the president at that is it..Makes you wonder how many of these people actually voted.

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Smith, haven't you seen HRC's boot boys (and girls) over in the 'States? Hey sure ain't peaceful.

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ANOther: "Trump is going to be a great president. These protesters are just protesting democracy itself."

Not sure how that works, but whatever you need to tell yourself to sleep at night.

The people are peacefully protesting, and that IS democracy. The 'democracy' Trump fans want -- a place where anything but praise is shot down or decried as "false news", and people jump on each others' throats to please the man at the top -- is much closer to a dictatorship than a small and harmless protest.

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FFS...the election is over. Trump won. That's it , US is stuck with him for the current term. If he stuffs up he,ll be kicked out, if he somehow does not, he will stay. Get used to it. How much longer will the protesters try to drag this out?

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Trump is just the swing of the pendulum. The US looks for a new Messiah after years of any party.

None of it matter anyway. Relax and live your life.

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What a bunch of losers.

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Will she be holding that sign for four years time? I don,t get the point, A good waste of energy. I really dislike Bush when he was elected over Gore, you just have to build a bridge and get over it.

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These protesters are just protesting democracy itself.

Protest is a right of democracy. So your comment is itself a protest of democracy.

We live in interesting times.

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Sense Not Common said, "how dare they ignore the popular vote". News for you- the popular vote is irrelevant. Actually, I can't think of any G-7 countries offhand that DO use the popular vote to determine the leader. Winning the popular vote is not, and has never been, the goal of the election.

Here's a sports analogy for you, if you are a sports fan. Last year, the Denver Broncos won the Superbowl over the Carolina Panthers. Nobody disputes their victory. Yet, the Panthers gained more yards than Denver. They also had more first downs. But Denver won where it mattered- points. Nobody is saying the Panthers should be the champions. The "but she won the popular vote" meme needs to die.

Trump is president. He wouldn't have been my first choice, but I wish him luck.

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Dump Trump

Shouting in English with signs in English in a country where English is not the national language and not even a virtual second language is just dumb. People here don't care about your US elections results, just stop navel-gazing, we americans, bla bla...

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Right or left (or was it wrong??).

I doesn't make a difference any more. No, I'm no Trump fan at all, but people should get their act straight and strive for a better USA together. There is no need at all for violent protests. If people want to express their feelings it should be done peacefully. Anger, rage, hate and violence will result in anger, rage hate and violence! The coming weeks, months and (maybe) years will show what he will be able to and can do.

(A sad) Farewell (to) Barrack Obama, welcome on the world stage POTUS Trump.

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Some worrying sentiments coming from the rightists. Some posters here were angry with the BBC for even reporting about protests against Trump.

Chilling....

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These protesters are just protesting democracy itself.

How dare these great unwashed ignore the popular vote

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Trump is going to be a great president. These protesters are just protesting democracy itself. How Liberal.

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There were about 500 protesters in DC today. Not quite the thousands that were predicted. There is no sympathy for any of these violent protesters anywhere here. Do you understand? The left didn't make any friends with this. Just the opposite. The left and the media come out of it smelling like manure.

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Whackos!

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I have literally been sick to my stomach ALL DAY ! What a mess our country is in. I just can't shake the feeling of "what might have been". This IS NOT sour grapes people. Just another opinion I know. The people who voted for this man have made our bed, and now we ALL have to lie in it. I admire these folks AND the half million or so who were in Washington today.

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I hope they aren't like their disgruntled and frustrated brethren in America and trash the city.

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A woman holds an anti-U.S. President Trump placard during a rally near Hibiya Park in Tokyo

Silly clowns.

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"A woman holds an anti-U.S. President Trump placard...Hillary fan that another 'dislike' failed candidate?!

-5 ( +12 / -17 )

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