On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, hundreds exercised their first-amendment right all the way to the Capitol.

Students and community members gathered at Library Mall where speakers rallied the crowd before the demonstration.

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Michael Lim/The Badger Herald

Instead of the typical State Street route, the demonstration started down East Campus Mall.

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While most students were just getting out of class, the crowd picked up momentum, which required police assistance to cross University Avenue and traverse down W. Johnson Street.

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Michael Lim/The Badger Herald

Michael Lim/The Badger Herald

Students watched from balconies of high-rise apartments to get a better look.

“Get out of your dorms and into the streets,” some protesters shouted.

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Protesters filed onto State Street curb-to-curb, preventing city buses from proceeding on their scheduled route.

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Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger Herald

Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger Herald

The demonstration reached its final destination at the doorstep of the Capitol.

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Speakers rallied for unity throughout the next four years of Trump’s first term.

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Jonah Leurquin/The Badger Herald

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