People Are Staging Major Protests Across The Nation Against A Trump Presidency
It’s been less than a week since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election and people are protesting in several major cities. Although most of the protests have been peaceful, some have turned violent and been classified as riots. The message these Americans are sending is clear. They are not happy with the outcome.
Los Angeles has been protesting every day since the election results.
— People For Bernie (@People4Bernie) November 10, 2016
There was a march in downtown Los Angeles the very night of the election and protests have been scheduled every night since then with a large-scale march planned for Saturday. Wednesday’s protest saw chaos as anti-Trump protesters vandalized cars and shut down the 101 freeway.
Chicagoans descended onto the city’s Trump Tower to show their dissatisfaction with the election.
— Joel Meares (@joelmeares) November 10, 2016
Protesters chanted a pro-immigrant chant saying “immigrants are welcome here.”
New York City has also been experiencing anti-Trump protests.
— REAL FRESH NEWS (@MVT_NEWS) November 10, 2016
According to the Facebook Event Rally against Trump in NYC!, the protests are designed to “build a movement to fight racism, sexism, and Islamophobia!”
Even states that went red, like Texas, are seeing people take to the street to protest the president-elect.
TRUMP PROTEST IN AUSTIN !!! BE VOCAL! pic.twitter.com/m7hBU8qvfz
— gay cowboy (@hahaian) November 9, 2016
Much like the other protests, Austinites took to the streets to show the immigrant community that they stand with them. “Say it loud. Say it clear. Immigrants are welcome here,” protesters chanted.
California also witnessed San Franciscans taking to the streets in protest.
— Simone Price (@VisitingVntg) November 10, 2016
During one protest in San Francisco, protesters made it clear they don’t want Trump chanting, “Hey, hey. Ho, ho! Donald Trump has got to go!”
Thousands of protesters marched in Seattle during the early morning hours of November 10.
— Sharon Nadeem (@sharon_nadeem) November 10, 2016
Not to be outdone in the state of Texas, Dallasites also marched.
Dallas Anti-Trump Protest off of Klyde Warren Park pic.twitter.com/ml7ubQaYGI
— #LoveTrumpsHate (@campbellurrutia) November 11, 2016
We’re talking hundreds of people.
Bostonians took their disapproval straight to the state house.
— erin (@ErinLaVigueur) November 9, 2016
The chant in Boston: “Not the nation that I know. Donald Trump has got to go.”
Residents in Boulder took a different approach to their protest and it was not strictly against Donald Trump.
— John Bear (@johnbearwithme) November 11, 2016
Protesters in Boulder, Colo., focused on the patriarchy rather than the president-elect himself.