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Inauguration Day Events

Donald Trump and Melania attending church service
Donald Trump and Melania attending church service

President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony has begun at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Around Florida, watch parties and protests are being organized in anticipation of the inaugural ceremony.

Here are some events in area places to check out on inauguration day:

City of Resistance “People’s Inauguration”

When: 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 200 E. University Ave.

Extra Info: The “People’s Inauguration” will be hosted on the steps of Gainesville City Hall. Author and University of Florida professor Ibram Kendi, winner of the National Book Award for “Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” will be a speaker at the event.

Protest Trump: Walk Out Inauguration Day

When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Landis Green at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 32304

Extra Info: Tallahassee Students for a Democratic Society are organizing a campus-wide walkout. Those who choose to participate will gather at Landis Green.

Inauguration Day: Fight Back Against Trump’s Agenda

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 801 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33602

Extra Info: Tampa Anti-War Committee will be gathering to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump.

University of Florida Campus

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Showings will vary.

Where: Reitz Union Chamber, Corry Village Commons, Tanglewood Village Commons, Broward Hall Rec. Room, Graham Hall Gallery

University of North Florida

When: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Building 12, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, First Floor

Extra info: Popcorn and soda will be served, courtesy of the Library Dean's Leadership Council.

Whiskey Jax on Marsh Landing Parkway

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Where: 950 Marsh Landing Pkwy, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250

Extra info: News 104.5 WOKV Presidential Inauguration Watch Party. Show the free 104.5 WOKV app at the party for a free order of Whiskey Jax’s fries.

Samuel is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news