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Green Day releases music video protesting Trump's presidency before it begins

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On Martin Luther King Day, Green Day released a controversial music video indicating that they don't plan on giving up the fight against President-elect Donald Trump.

In the video, titled "Troubled Times," historical pictures from women's suffrage protests and the civil rights movement are mixed with images of a man who looks like Trump wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat with his head on fire. Signs like, "Stop racism, Islamophobia, and war," flash on the screen as pictures from more recent protests are shown.

At one point, the Trump figure's face is enveloped in KKK pointed hats as he speaks to the masses who cheer him on. The video ends with a voting machine disappearing in a mushroom cloud.

"Today we celebrate love and compassion more than ever," the band said in a statement released with the video.

Green Day's lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, is no stranger to protesting against Trump. During a performance at the American Music Awards last summer, Armstrong shouted out, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!" He has also compared Trump to the infamous leader of the Nazi party Adolf Hitler, and a day before the presidential election in November, he changed the lyrics to their song "American Idiot" during a performance to draw a comparison of the lyrics in that song to a potential Trump presidency.

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