Mourning the presidency: A mock funeral for Presidents’ Day

A New Orleans-style funeral in New York’s Washington Square Park hosted by Rise and Resist and GAG Is Watching on Saturday gave young New Yorkers the chance to grieve, march, sing, wail and ultimately “demand the rebirth of a presidency dedicated to the service of all peoples.”

Several hundred turned out under the Washington Square Arch for the rally and funeral procession around the park. (Yahoo News)

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Protesters gather under Arch during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A coffin is propped up under the Arch during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A protester waves a flag during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Protesters dressed as Abraham Lincoln and the Lady Justice demonstrate at the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A protester wears a Papal tiara and holds up a sign during the ‘"A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A protester holds up a sign during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A woman dressed as Lady Justice participants in the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Protesters listen to guest speaker Corey Johnson over the Presidential coffin at the ‘"A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally at Washington Square Park in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A protester holds a signs in front of the Washington Square Arch during the ‘"A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A band plays as they walk around Washington Square Park during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Mourners carry the Presidential coffin around Washington Square Park during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A band plays as they walk around Washington Square Park during the "A Mock Funeral for President's Day" rally in New York City on Feb. 18, 2017. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Photos taken February 18, 2017 using a Canon EOS-1D X DSLR with a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens.

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