Standing up against Donald Trump

  • A protester holds up golf balls with a swastika as he is removed from a press conference by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Turnberry Golf course in Turnberry, Scotland, June 24, 2016.
  • Protester hold flags and signs as they gather for a rally to protest Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he attends a private fundraising event, June 17, 2016, in San Antonio.
  • Police form a line to contain protesters outside a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. A group of protesters confronted Trump supporters who were leaving the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose on Thursday night.
  • Protesters clash with Donald Trump supporters outside of a campaign rally in San Jose, California, June 2, 2016. 
  • Police advance to make possible mass arrests after declaring an unlawful assembly following a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center earlier in the day on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.
  • An anti-Trump protester (L) and a Trump support clash outside a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Orange County Sheriff’s deputies take a protester into custody near the Anaheim Convention Center where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally in Anaheim, Calif., May 25, 2016.
  • Protestors demonstrate outside of the California Republican Party Convention where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered the keynote address on April 29, 2016 in Burlingame, Calif.
  • Protestors block traffic outside of the California Republican Party Convention where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to speak on April 29, 2016 in Burlingame, Calif. Previously hundreds of protesters opposing Donald Trump gathered outside the Orange County Fair & Event Center where approximately twenty people were arrested. 
  • Demonstrator Rebecca Marston holds up a bullhorn as she protests outside the hotel where Donald Trump is set to arrive in Burlingame, Calif., April 29, 2016.
  • Anti-Trump demonstrators outside of the Hilton Garden Inn on April 17, 2016, where Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds a press conference in Staten Island.
  • Protesters opposed to US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are separated from supporters by a line of riot police officers outside Trump’s campaign rally in Costa Mesa, Calif., on April 28. 2016.
  • A protestor is dragged away by authorities as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center, April 18, 2016, in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Hundreds of protesters and activists march during a demonstration near a midtown hotel which is hosting a black-tie fund-raiser for the state Republican Party on April 14, 2016 in New York City.
  • A group of protesters march through downtown Pittsburgh to the David Lawrence Convention Center to protest a visit by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Pittsburgh, April 13, 2016.
  • Supporters for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump point out protestors before the start of a campaign rally, April 6, 2016, in Bethpage, N.Y. The protestors were escorted from the building by security personnel.
  • A Trump supporter (R) argues with a protester (L) outside a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Janesville, Wis., March 29, 2016.
  • People march while they take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on March 19, 2016 in New York City.
  • A protester disrupts a campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Lenoir-Rhyne University March 14, 2016 in Hickory, N.C. The North Carolina Republican primary will be held March 15. 
  • A protester is shouted down during Donald Trump’s campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., March 14, 2016.
  • Protestors line up to protest during a Donald Trump rally in Hickory, N.C., held at Lenior-Ryhne University, March 14, 2016.
  • Peace activists take part in a rally and march protesting Donald Trump and war on March 13, 2016 in New York City.
  • Demonstrators celebrate after Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago, March 11, 2016.
  • Protestors shout down a Trump rally forcing its cancellation out of concern for public safety at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion in Chicago, Ill., March 11, 2016.
  • A protester rips a Donald trump campaign sign before a rally that was cancelled due to safety concerns on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago, March 11, 2016, in Chicago.
  • Donald Trump pauses to look at a demonstrator behind him during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., March 9, 2016.
  • Protesters are removed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C., March 9, 2016.
  • A woman stands in protest as Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in Concord, N.C., March 7, 2016.
  • Young Muslims protest Donald Trump before being escorted out during a campaign rally in the Kansas Republican Caucus at the Century II Convention and Entertainment Center in Wichita, Kan., March 5, 2016.
  • Ripped Donald Trump signs lay on the floor at a rally in Radford, Va., Feb. 29, 2016.
  • A protestor holds up a sign reading “Your Hate is Killing People” in the midst of Donald Trump’s campaign rally in New Orleans, La., March 4, 2016.
  • Demonstrators hold banners forming the words ‘DUMP TRUMP’ outside the Republican Presidential debate at Fox Theater in Detroit, Mich. March 3, 2016.
  • Anti-Trump demonstrators disrupt a Donald Trump rally in Radford, Va., Feb. 29, 2016.
  • Donald Trump smiles as protestors hold up a sign reading “No Place for Hate in Maine” during a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016.
  • A protestor gets heckled at a rally for Donald Trump in Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 26, 2016.
  • A protester interrupts Donald Trump at a rally at the South Point Hotel & Casino on Feb. 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • A demonstrator protests at a campaign rally for Donald Trump at the Madison City Schools Stadium on Feb. 28, 2016 in Madison, Ala.
  • An anti-Trump demonstrator is escorted out of a Donald Trump rally in Radford, Va., Feb. 29, 2016. 
  • A protester greets a Trump supporter as she is escorted out of a Donald Trump campaign event at the University of Iowa on Jan. 26, 2016 in Iowa City.
  • Sikh protesters are forced out of a Donald Trump campaign event in Muscatine, Iowa, United States, Jan., 24, 2016.
  • Trump supporters try to block a protestor at a campaign rally at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 20, 2016.
  • The remains of a tomato thrown by a protester at Donald Trump lies on the ground during an event in Iowa City, Iowa, on Jan. 26, 2016.
  • Donald Trump grins as he signals for the removal of a protester during a campaign stop at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass, Jan. 4, 2016. 
  • Muslims pray as they take part in a protest against Donald Trump outside of his office in Manhattan, New York, Dec. 20, 2015.
  • In India, a protesting Muslim man wears a Trump mask in Bangalore, India, Dec. 17, 2015. 
  • A protestor disrupts a town hall meeting featuring Donald Trump, Dec. 12, 2015 in Aiken, S.C.
  • A protester is removed during a Donald Trump town hall meeting in the Convocation Center on the University of South Carolina, in Aiken, S.C., Dec. 12, 2015.
  • A protester rips a sign for Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Dec., 11, 2015.
  • Police officers with the Counter Terrorism unit stand guard as activists protest outside The Plaza Hotel, where Trump was attending the Pennsylvania Republican party’s annual Commonwealth Club luncheon, Dec. 11, 2015, in New York.
  • Students and protesters gather at the “Free Speech Zone” as candidates gather across the street for a forum held by CNBC before a debate in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015.
  • Demonstrators interrupt a Trump rally at the Richmond International Raceway, Oct. 14, 2015 in Richmond, Va.
  • Stavros Metropoulos, age 6, of Flint, Michigan, sits with a sign protesting an appearance by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Aug. 11, 2015 in Birch Run, Mich.
  • Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pull down a protest banner from immigration rights protesters as Trump speaks in the background Saturday, July 11, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ. 
  • A protester’s sign rests outside the Trump International Hotel, currently under construction on Pennsylvania avenue between the U.S. Capitol and the White House, July 9, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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As Donald Trump has promoted his Republican presidential campaign across the country, protesters have met him with fury. The billionaire mogul’s rallies have become well known for their interruptions and ever-increasing security presences. Lately, plainclothes secret service officers have even been employed to seek out suspected demonstrators, with a group of black students being removed out of mere suspicion last month, and a celebrated press photographer being choke-slammed for reasons still unclear.

Despite all of these draconian security measures, people of all ages and creeds, even some outside the continent, have continued to make their voices heard. Amid this great wealth of symbolic protests, several memorable shots have been collected. One can only wonder how many protesters were muffled before a lens could be turned toward them.

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