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PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump

NOSARA, Guanacaste — About 100 residents of Nosara took a stroll Saturday morning on Playa Guiones in what was billed as a march of solidarity for women’s rights and a protest of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. They toted signs advocating equality, love and peace, and there were a couple of short speeches about uniting as brothers and sisters to create a better world for our children.

The event was one of several planned around the country today, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of sister events worldwide.

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Elaine Cohen, a visitor from Massachusetts, initially asked a few women to get together and take a walk on the beach in solidarity, and word spread quickly.

“We are all one! We are one,” she shouted to the mostly U.S. crowd. “We are sisters and brothers everywhere, and this is for our children …. We will get over this, we will move on, and we will have a future.”

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Cohen said she was pleased with the turnout.

“It’s not a professional protest; it is a group of women who told other women and their spouses and children, and you know what, it’s about everybody. It’s a nonpartisan walk. It’s about human rights, dignity, equal pay and the future of our babies. This is all about the future.

“I believe that people need to have a better quality of life, and people should not be fearful of the future. They should be hopeful. That’s what I have against Trump. He’s taken away our hope.”

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Nice Alterman, president of the Nosara Civic Association, said, “The day after the election I actually felt distraught. I’ve never felt distraught in my entire life, honestly, and I think it’s a feeling of frustration, and what do you do to express the fact that you don’t believe in the rhetoric that was put out there?”

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Audrey Obremski drove two and a half hours to get here, from Playa San Miguel, halfway between Samara and Malpaís.

“I’m sitting there just feeling helpless and blown away, and I need to see some other people who are panicking as much as I am,” she said. “I’m not a panicker, but this is the most freaked out I’ve ever been in my whole life, I think. This is serious stuff, this is all of humanity, this is terrible.

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“I’m worried about Donald Trump pushing the button, I’m worried about him mocking handicapped people as an example for the children of America, and women, how he treats them. … The man is insane. I don’t know why a gang of psychiatrists don’t jump up and say this man is mentally unstable, he can’t run a country. … It’s a sin against humanity that this is happening.”

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Elsa Duarte-Noboa

Thank you sisters for showing solidarity! We all know that we must resist hate and ignorance with love and awareness. Love conquers all! ❤️

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john harris

Conservatives think liberals are naive/gullible/delusional, while Liberals think conservatives are evil.
That’s all you need to know to explain why liberals are such hateful, hypocritical bullies.

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Fighting Insanity

It is quotes for people like Audrey Obremski that point out how twisted are the minds of liberals. The gang of psychiatrists she believes should jump up and say this man is mentally unstable are far more likley to conclude that Ms Obremski is the mentally unstable person.

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D'Awn Thorbahn

These women are so ridiculous!! All they know about Donald Trump is what they’ve heard about on biased media. The fears and anxiety they claim they’re feeling is BS!!! Donald Trump Is clearly for all people and these whiner women need to give him a chance just like we all, that never voted for Obama, gave him. Stop whining and see what he does first!!!

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john adamason

petulant children. You live in a country where women are nothing more than house wives and sex slaves. You live in a country with an epidemic of child sex abuse. You live in a country where people are ran over by psychotic drivers as if its a national sport. you live in a country with a drug/crime epidemic that just had its highest murder rate on record. you live in a country of absolute corruption. But keep on marching about issues in other countries, that you will never change, its so much easier i suppose.

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George Denyer

So, if a few gringos decide to express an opinion you don’t share, on a beach in Costa Rica, your first reaction is to insult Costa Rican’s with your ignorant remarks? Wow! No wonder you like Trump so much!

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Suzanne Colligan

As a Costa Rican American, you’re sweeping generalizations are deeply insulting.

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