No inauguration protest at Lincoln Memorial? Twitter's outraged

Social Cues: Also trending on social media are J. Cole's "4 Your Eyez Only" album and Kirk Douglas' 100th birthday.

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The Lincoln Memorial was the site of protests during the Vietnam War and the fight for civil rights.

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Twitter users are furious that President-elect Donald Trump's team will block public use of the Lincoln Memorial during the Women's March on Washington, which is planned for inauguration weekend.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, J. Cole's new album and a Zayn Malik/Taylor Swift duet are also trending.

Social Cues is our guide on what's trending across Facebook and Twitter. Here's what people are talking about on Friday:

Lincoln Memorial: The Women's March on Washington won't be able to rally at the Lincoln Memorial, courtesy of the Presidential Inauguration Committee. The Guardian reported that documents filed with the National Park Service will block use of a number of sites before and after the inauguration, thus closing it off to protesters. The Lincoln Memorial has been the scene of iconic events like the civil-rights demonstration at which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. The obstacle to the women's protest has led some Twitter users to accuse Trump of censorship and of attacking Americans' rights to protest.

#4YourEyezOnly: J. Cole's new album, "4 Your Eyez Only" came out Friday. The rapper was a top trending topic on social media last week when he released a documentary and two songs announcing the album. The album became Twitter's top trending topic on Friday as fans raved about it. An Instagram comment interpreting the album as J. Cole's message to his friend's daughter is spreading across social media, with more than 19,000 retweets. There's already a J. Cole meme about a previous album going platinum with no features -- meaning with no guest artists -- and he might do the same with the new album.

Kirk Douglas: Twitter users wished the "Spartacus" actor a happy 100th birthday on Friday. The Hollywood legend has won a Lifetime Achieve Oscar and was nominated for an Academy Award three times. He's starred in classic films including "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Lust for Life." Today, we're all Spartacus.

#IDontWannaLiveForever: This song isn't about Kirk Douglas. It's the "Fifty Shades Darker" theme with Taylor Swift and former One Direction boy wonder Zayn Malik. Dedicated fans of both artists flocked to the duet, creating a surge in digital sales just hours after its release. It's already the top song on iTunes in the US and around the world.

Park Geun-hye: South Korea's Parliament has voted to impeach scandal-ridden President Park Geun-hye. The nation's first female leader has been dogged by a corruption scandal in which she's accused of helping a longtime friend exhort money from companies. The allegations have led millions of South Koreans to protest in the streets for months. The Parliament's decision, which is trending on Facebook, demonstrates the power of protests.

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