>> No justice,>> No peace.>> No justice,>> No peace.>> Several thousand marches braving rain and near freezing temperatures in the nation's capital Saturday, kicking off a week of planned demonstrations leading up to the US Presidential inauguration. Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, leading opponents of President-elect Donald Trump, vowing to fight for equality and justice, under the next administration.
>> You may switch presidents, but we just gonna switch legs and keep on marching. We won't back down, we won't be Trumped.>> Black lives matter.>> Protesters from groups demanding reforms of the criminal justice and immigration systems, marched alongside others showing support for the Affordable Care Act which Donald Trump has promised to overturn.
The US will inaugurate its 45th president on Friday. The normally star-studded pageant this year, struggling to attract the sort of celebrity it has in the past, as performers shun the ceremony celebrating Trump's ascension. Some citing the real estate magnet's racist remarks about Mexicans and Muslims, others his comments about grabbing women by the genitals, and one of his advisor's ties to white supremacists.
Broadway star, Jennifer Holliday on Saturday confirming she has backed down on performing at the Inauguration after previously agreeing to sing the national anthem. Holliday telling The Wrap, her decision was influenced by an article about Vice President-elect Mike Pence's strident efforts to deny HIV/AIDS funding to LGBT people and his opposition to same-sex marriage.