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President Donald Trump hosts a reception for House and Senate leaders in the the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Protesters rallied at the White House to say Trump has got to go


WATCH | Hundreds of activists gather to protest Trump's executive orders.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near President Trump's newest residence Tuesday evening to rally against a slew of executive orders he signed earlier that advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects, according to the protest's Facebook event.

Energized chants like "Welcome to your fourth day, we will not go away" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump's got to go" echoed throughout Lafayette Park well past sunset.

Despite the last-minute organization, the event, which was hosted by the Indigenous Environmental Network, 350.0rg, Sierra Club, and CREDO Mobile, exceeded expectations. 

"I wasn't expecting anybody to show up," Eryn Wise, an organizer for Honor the Earth, said. "I'm just the girl from the [reservation], but I'm grateful that people care enough to show up and show out."

Signs read "Resist Dakota" and "Reject Keystone XL."

Among the event's speakers included Rep. Jared Huffman, D-CA.

The revitalization of the pipelines is just one of several instances where Trump has reversed the policies of his predecessor, President Obama. Trump has also rolled back legislation on health care, abortion and housing.

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