USA: Protesters march on San Francisco City Hall after Trump announces transgender military ban

M/S Protesters with US flag and placardsW/S MarchM/S ProtestersW/S ProtestersW/S March M/S Protester with sign W/S March SOT, Protester (English): «For me and my family they have been in the military and they have a history of being in the military, and when I grow up, I want to do many things with my life and on my list is to be in the military, so if i'm in the military fighting for my country... Еще they're supposed to support me back, how am I gona do that if i'm not allowed in.» M/S Protesters with Pride flags SOT, US military veteran (English): «All I ask is for the same god damn rights that we protect your asses from, we want the same, I'm a disabled veteran."W/S Protest SOT, Violet Moyer, protester (English): «I just felt more like a second class citizen, I felt like he was basically telling other people we're not worthy of being in the military, we're not worthy of the same things that everybody else has, you know it, rights were taken away and people were hurt, and you know, i'm not one of those people in particular because i've never served, but I do know friends who have served who are trans and I know that hurts them and it makes them feel terrible."SCRIPTAround 1000 people rallied in response to US President Donald Trump's Twitter announcement that transgender people would be banned from serving in the US military in San Francisco, Wednesday. Protesters marched from Castro District to City Hall in the evening, following the morning declaration from the president. Similar protests took place across the country. «I just felt more like a second class citizen» said one protester, «if i'm in the military fighting for my country they're supposed to support me back» said another in a speech to the assembled crowd. In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that he had come to his decision through consultation with generals and military experts. He said, «Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.»

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