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Anti-Trump Protesters Let Out Bottled Up Feelings Via Screaming

Brian Bull

Now into their ninth month, the group Indivisible Eugene continues with weekly protests against Donald Trump, about a year after the real estate tycoon and reality TV star won the presidency.  

What’s new is that organizers are using “primal scream” therapy to release frustration and anxiety over the White House’s actions and policies.

“AAAAAaaaaahhhh!!!" they cry, several times.

Indivisible Eugene organizer Lin Woodrich says whether it’s climate change, foreign policy, gun control, or domestic programs, she’s not seeing much progress…with either the President or his cabinet. 

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Activists gather outside the federal courthouse to do their weekly protests against President Trump's administration.

“The people that he’s putting into his administration are completely unqualified," she says.  "The only thing I can think of is it could be that they’re big donors and he owes them.  But he doesn’t need the money.” 

While approval ratings have steadily fallen since he took office, President Trump’s core followers say the economy is strong and he’s put “America first” in dealing with other countries.  

WEB EXTRA: See Indivisible Eugene members let loose with their primal screams.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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