Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States today.
The billionaire businessman will officially be sworn into office at an inauguration ceremony in Washington D.C. , it’s no surprise that the word “inauguration” is hot on the google search bar and social media. But according to data from Google provided to Vox, people aren’t necessarily planning on sitting in on the event: “protest inauguration” has beaten “attend inauguration” in terms of searches this week—and it’s not close.
The inauguration will happen at noon local time (5PM GMT) on Friday, January 20.
The graphs reveal an interesting phenomenon: 13 of the states that voted Trump searched “protest inauguration” more than “attend inauguration.” The list includes Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, Michigan, Kansas, Montana, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin.
Though the information does not reveal much besides each state’s searches this week, it’s paradoxical that these 13 red states are looking up information in realted to protesting Trump’s “inauguration” day.
While the president-elect’s inauguration is estimated to lure as many as 900,000 guests on Friday, the Women’s March on Washington will counter the day after, with roughly 200,000 participants there to protest.
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