Groups protesting President Bush's policies are planning a wide variety of demonstrations during his inauguration on January 20th.

Demonstrators say they will mount nearly a dozen rallies and marches throughout Washington as Mr. Bush is sworn in for a second four-year term.

The anti-war group ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) plans to mount several large protests along the parade route from the U.S. Capitol to the White House.

A satirical group called Billionaires for Bush says it plans to criticize the president's policies by pretending to auction off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the Social Security program at a prominent Washington memorial (the Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial).

Protest leaders say the demonstrations are designed to draw attention to policies many Americans oppose, particularly the war in Iraq.

President Bush says he is not concerned about the protests during his inauguration, calling them a vital part of democracy.