Washington, DC expects close to 1 million people for Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th US president. Many of them plan to protest against Trump and his policies. Legal action followed when protest groups were denied permits near the presidential route. Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, executive director of the Civil Justice Fund, and Kai Newkirk, campaign director of Democracy Spring, joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to explain why they see Trump’s election as illegitimate and why protesters feel they must passionately resist.

Ed Schultz is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator, and a former sports broadcaster. He was the host of The Ed Show, a weekday news talk program on MSNBC, and The Ed Schultz Show, a talk radio show, nationally syndicated by Dial Global. Ed has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine for a number of years. Ed Schultz has been a nominee by Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records.