Not My President's Day Credit: REX
There were protests in major cities (Picture: Rex)

Yesterday was President’s Day in America.

Originally in honour of George Washington, it’s usually a time to reflect on the greats of yesteryear.

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But in 2017, it was recast as ‘Not My President’s Day’ for thousands of Americans who marched in the streets against Donald Trump.

They said they were honouring past presidents by exercising their right to peaceful protest.

At New York’s Central Park, people held signs saying ‘Uphold the Constitution Now’ and ‘Impeach the Liar’.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jake Sigal/Pacific Press via/REX/Shutterstock (8413685ak) Protesters with signs 'Not My President Day' protest, New York, USA - 20 Feb 2017 rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower congregated thousands of New Yorkers shoulder to shoulder along Central park West from 61st street to 67th street in Manhattan, on a peaceful demonstration as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations held on President's Day to protest the federal agenda implemented by Donald J. Trump.
A sign in Manhattan (Picture: Rex)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jake Sigal/Pacific Press via/REX/Shutterstock (8413685s) Protesters with signs 'Not My President Day' protest, New York, USA - 20 Feb 2017 rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower congregated thousands of New Yorkers shoulder to shoulder along Central park West from 61st street to 67th street in Manhattan, on a peaceful demonstration as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations held on President's Day to protest the federal agenda implemented by Donald J. Trump.
Last week Trump claimed his administration was running like a ‘fine tuned machine’ (Picture: Rex)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jake Sigal/Pacific Press via/REX/Shutterstock (8413685p) Protesters with signs 'Not My President Day' protest, New York, USA - 20 Feb 2017 rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower congregated thousands of New Yorkers shoulder to shoulder along Central park West from 61st street to 67th street in Manhattan, on a peaceful demonstration as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations held on President's Day to protest the federal agenda implemented by Donald J. Trump.
They were outside Trump Tower (Picture: Rex)

A rally in Los Angeles also drew thousands, with demonstrators protesting against Trump’s crackdown on immigration and his denial of climate change and environmental issues.

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In Chicago, several hundred rallied across the river from the Trump Tower, shouting ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go’.

Rebecca Wolfram of Chicago, who is in her 60s, said concerns about climate change and immigrant rights prompted her to start attending rallies.

‘I’m trying to demonstrate as much as possible until I figure out what else to do,’ she said, holding a sign that said ‘Old white ladies are really displeased’.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Jake Sigal/Pacific Press via/REX/Shutterstock (8413685ah) Protesters with signs 'Not My President Day' protest, New York, USA - 20 Feb 2017 rally outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower congregated thousands of New Yorkers shoulder to shoulder along Central park West from 61st street to 67th street in Manhattan, on a peaceful demonstration as part of a nationwide series of demonstrations held on President's Day to protest the federal agenda implemented by Donald J. Trump.
Yesterday was President’s Day (Picture: Rex)
Mandatory Credit: Photo by ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock (8413739s) Protesters 'Not My President's Day' protest, Portland, USA - 20 Feb 2017 Riot police moved in and made a number of arrests after a small group blocked the street to protest not only President Trump, but the recent fatal police shooting of Quanice Hayes
Some people were arrested in Portland (Picture: Rex)

Hundreds of protesters chanting ‘This is what democracy looks like’ marched through Salt Lake City, Utah.

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There were also large protests in Atlanta, Washington DC, Portland and Rapid City, South Dakota.

Seeing as President’s Day is all about remembering past leaders, we found a quote that Trump might want to reflect on next time he’s thinking of a 2am Twitter rant.

‘When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.’ – Thomas Jefferson, third US president (1743 – 1826)