Donald Trump has only been in office for a few hours now. But around the world, thousands of people have already taken to the streets to protest his inauguration.

In the Philippines, some 300 people held "dump Trump" signs outside the U.S. embassy in Manila. The crowd included a smattering of feminist groups and leftist organizations, according to the AFP.

"It´s horrible to think that an alleged sexual predator, a racist, sexist and evident xenophobe will take over the most powerful country in the world," a protester from a local women's rights group told the news agency.


Some of the most angry protesters in Manila burned U.S. flags in front of the embassy.

In London, and several other European capitals, activists took to historic bridges with large banners that read "build bridges not walls," in an effort to speak out against Trump´s scapegoating of immigrants and his threats to limit international trade.

This is Waterloo Bridge in London's historic center.

And here's a bridge across the river Seine, in Paris.

In Germany, Greenpeace activists added their own twist to the protest, by posing in front of the infamous Berlin Wall.

Organizers have posted pictures of some 100 cities around the world joining the Bridges Not Walls protest.

Trump's inauguration was also protested in several cities in the West Bank. Palestinians rejected Trump's proposal of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem, a city that Palestinians also regard as their historical capital.

Then there's Mexico, whose citizens were often vilified in Donald Trump's campaign speeches. Protesters from social movements have said they will meet outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City on Friday evening. But some early birds have already made their stand.

Protesters said they want to defend the rights of their compatriots in the U.S. During the campaign, Trump said he would limit the ability of undocumented immigrants in the U.S to send money to their families in places like Mexico.

In Sri Lanka, people also gathered outside the U.S. embassy to protest Trump. Protesters were concerned that Trump will be an anti-gay, anti-environmental president.

A large chunk of the world seems to view the new U.S. president with skepticism and fear. President Trump will have to work hard to convince them that America has become "great again."


Manuel Rueda is a correspondent for Fusion, covering Mexico and South America. He travels from donkey festivals, to salsa clubs to steamy places with cartel activity.