Activists Led by Al Sharpton Brave Cold, Rain for Civil Rights March in DC

Alex Wong/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) -- Ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in less than a week, thousands led by Rev. Al Sharpton gathered in Washington, D.C. for a rally organizers said was to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and protect President Obama's legacy.

In the "We Shall Not Be Moved" civil rights march organized by Sharpton's National Action Network, demonstrators marched in the snow and rain from Washington Monument to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Sharpton told attendees that "talking loud, saying nothing, tweeting in the middle of the night" does not "make you great," in an apparent reference to Trump's Twitter comments about civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). Lewis said Friday on NBC he did not consider Trump to be a "legitimate president."

"Great is when you can look hate in the face and refuse to hate and become like the haters," Sharpton said.

He also called on Democrats and "moderate Republicans to get some backbone."

"You may switch presidents, but we just going to switch legs and keep on marching," Sharpton said. "We won't be back down. We won't be trumped."

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