Jeers and some cheers for US pullout

PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, BLOOMBERG

Sharp political passions over President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his links to Russia brought people onto the streets of cities in the United States on Saturday, mostly to condemn but some to praise him. The largest of the many rallies organised as a March For Truth appeared to be in New York City, where as many as 3,000 anti-Trump protesters descended on Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Other rallies were held in Washington, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. At the same time, a few hundred Trump supporters gathered on the street in front of the White House to applaud the President's withdrawal from the Paris climate treaty.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2017, with the headline 'Jeers and some cheers for US pullout'. Print Edition | Subscribe