Donald Trump is set to become president of the US, and the election result last week caused mass protests across the country.
In his first interview as President-elect, Trump confirmed his intentions to build a wall across the Mexican border. Although certain parts will be made up of a ‘fence’, his plans to create the barrier between the two countries are filling people with rage.
His previous comments about Mexicans hadn’t been complimentary. Last year, during a campaign conference, Trump said that the Mexicans who were going in to America illegally were 'rapists and murderers'.
Photographer Abigail Gorden attended an anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles on Saturday when she came across a young boy carrying a placard.
She took a picture of him.
If he builds a wall, I’ll grow up and tear it DOWN.
The image blew up across social media, and hundreds of people have shared it on Twitter. The unnamed boy seems to have become the face of resistance against Trump and his anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Of the image, Gorden wrote on Flickr:
Today I captured a photo of this little boy in a march for a protest against Donald Trump. His expression captured me and it was both sad and heartwarming to see this little boy walking independently amongst adults. I thought it was worth sharing.