13 of the best protest signs from Trump's inauguration

As Donald Trump was taking the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States, hundreds swarmed the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest his inauguration.

By the time Trump retired to the Capitol to sign his first bill into law, nearly 100 protesters had been arrested, and tensions with police continued to mount.

On a day so filled with violence and celebration, despair and optimism, it goes without saying that the signs protestors carried conveyed messages spanning a wide range of emotions. Below are some of the best protest signs photographers spotted in Washington and around the country. 

"Organize/Mobilize"

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"Fuck the Patriarchy!"

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"40% Approval — SAD!"

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"Our humanity is restored by love" / "Do not bend your mind to conform to lies"

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"Imagine honesty"

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"No you can't!"

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"Real Americans Reject Trump"

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"The whole damn system: Guilty!"

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"Deport yourself to Russia"

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"Impeach/Twitler"

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"Goldman sucks"

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"Sworn in on a book he's never read"

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"Black Lives Matter / No DAPL"

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