On Saturday hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to exercise their right to protest, holding handmade signs criticising Donald Trump’s recent inauguration.
Award-winning actor actor Sir Ian McKellen was one of many who went out to protest.
The placard features a picture of a close friend, and the face of one of the most prolific facepalm memes out there – Patrick Stewart as Star Trek’s Captain Picard.
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He also posted a statement on Twitter, commending the march for its sense of unity, and writing that it was not "commandeered" by any one group.
Sir McKellen continued, by pointing out that the new US president's name means "to break wind" in schoolyard English, and that it’s only a matter of time until the president’s “believers will be soon disillusioned”.
But it was the sentiments he expressed at the end of his statement, that really struck a chord:
The rest of us cannot let him reign unchallenged. The marches worldwide were a good beginning. Some who fear him say ‘give the man a chance’.
OK – he’s started by removing LGBTQ people, climate change and state funding of the arts from POTUS’s website.
He’s had his chance.