East Bay Times: Trump inauguration: Bay Area reacts by protesting . . . or turning off TV

By Patrick May in the East Bay Times.

As Donald Trump took control of the White House on Friday, the true-blue residents of the San Francisco Bay Area braced for a hard landing, unleashing a barrage of protests, sit-ins, teach-ins and marches that many see as an antidote to their coming four-year funk.

While out-numbered Trump supporters in the redder reaches of the region celebrated with champagne, the new president’s detractors pulled out all the protest stops, despite another nasty winter storm. Their voices rang out from the federal building in San Jose to the streets of Oakland and the Caltrain tracks in San Francisco, topped off with thousands joining hands on the Golden Gate Bridge, turning the iconic span into an 8,981-foot-long stage of civil discontent.

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