Raven SantanaJul 13, 2017, 4:58 pmJul 14, 2017, 8:47 am

Protesters rally outside Trump National Golf Course ahead of US Women’s Open kickoff

Activists wanted location of tournament to be moved, accusing president of being anti-women


The U.S. Women's Open kicks off Thursday in Bedminster, New Jersey at the Trump National Golf Course.

Golfers from around the world will be competing for the $5 million purse. The Trump National Golf Club was chosen to host the tournament five years ago, but activists wanted it be moved, considering the comments the president made about women while running for the White House.

The protestors are hoping to attract attention by making sure their voices are heard and their sentiments about President Trump are seen with signs like those on an overpass located a short ride away from Trump National Golf Course, they’re accusing the president of being anti-women.

Women's rights activists Dominae Leveille says she will not stop making noise about her disdain for President Donald Trump's rhetoric and what she calls "anti-women" rights. It is why she plans to join other supporters at this overpass on Bunn Road where she has set up signs ahead of the U.S. Women's Open, which kicks off at Trump National Golf Course.

Dominae says they originally picked an overpass closer to the entrance of the golf course but had to change the location after law enforcement blocked areas for people to park or pull aside. She says she expects the largest crowd to gather on Saturday.

USGA officials say they understand the event may attract demonstrators and believe they have the right to protest.

The tournament runs through this Sunday.

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