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07/06/2017 10:56 am ET | Updated 3 days ago

Trump Went To Poland And Was Met By Women Dressed As Handmaids

The president stopped in Warsaw ahead of the G20 summit in Germany.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump visited Warsaw, Poland before heading to Germany to meet with world leaders at the G20 summit. He was met by a crowd of supporters and a handful of protesters dressed as handmaids. 

Women in long red robes and white bonnets ― a nod to the outfits worn by the titular handmaids in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale ― have become an increasingly common sight over the past few months. From Texas to California and even Washington, DC, women have dressed as handmaids to protest the constant rollbacks on women’s reproductive rights and health care coverage from the Trump administration. 

The Polish protest took place in Krasinskich Square where many Trump supporters had gathered to greet the U.S. president. A large group of people also showed up to protest President Trump’s visit, with most of the protestors dressed in plain clothes. Some were holding signs that read “Dumb Trump” and “Trump not welcome!”

From the photos circulating on Twitter, it appears that about a dozen women arrived at the protest dressed as handmaids. At least one man was dressed as a handmaid as well (far right in the photo below). 

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People protest against US President Donald Trump outside the Krasinskich Square in Poland. 
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Protestors dressed as handmaids in Warsaw. 
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Four handmaids protest Trump's visit to Poland. 
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Woman dressed as as characters from The Handmaid's Tale and people holding anti-Trump posters and banners in Warsaw,
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A woman holds a sign that says "Lock him up!" next to protesters dressed as handmaids.
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Handmaids lined up to greet President Trump. 
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Woman dressed as as characters from The Handmaid's Tale and people holding anti-Trump posters and banners in Warsaw.
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Nolite te bastardes carborundorum, ladies.

Agata Diduszko, a Polish political critic and journalist, shared images and videos on Twitter of the scene at Krasinskich Square. 

 

Scroll below to see more photos from the protest. 

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A group of protestors demonstrate against Trump outside the Krasinskich Square in Warsaw, Poland.
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Demonstrators protest against the visit of Trump in Warsaw, on July 6, 2017.
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Demonstrator holds up a sign that reads: "Lock him up!"
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A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads: "Trump not welcome!"
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A demonstrator holds up a sign that reads: "There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." 

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