Protestors March In Cities Across the U.S. Following Trump Victory
There was a variety of reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory on Tuesday. Those who voted for him openly celebrated while those who didn’t are likely still experiencing some of the five stages of grief.
While the President-elect took the opportunity to say that he’ll work on unifying the country during his acceptance speech, the protests that took place in various cities show how this will be much harder to accomplish than he may believe.
Thousands of protestors organized in more than 25 cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas, to show their displeasure with the results of the election and their next president.
Many of the protests specifically targeted buildings that have been named after Trump. Estimates claim that at least 5,000 demonstrators marched outside of Trump’s New York City property.
— Kacey Montoya (@kaceymontoya) November 10, 2016
“People are furious, not just at the results of the election, but the rhetoric of Donald Trump,” Ahmed Kanna, an organizer for Social Alternative Berkeley, told CNN.
Chants of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” and “Love Trumps Hate” could be heard and read on posters at many of the demonstrations, where one group even burned a paper-mache verion of Trump’s head in front of Los Angeles city hall, according to the Washington Post.
— CNN (@CNN) November 10, 2016
While many of these protests occurred during the later part of the day, around 1,500 students walked out of their high school at Berkeley high school Wednesday morning.
It’s now a well-documented fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, which means that there’s nearly half of a country out there dissatisfied with how things turned out. The next four years are likely to be filled with multiple nights where they’ll show the world just how dissatisfied they are.
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