‘Not my president!’ That’s just one of the many chants being heard at large anti-Donald Trump protests that are popping up in New York and across the nation. Thousands are taking to the streets Nov. 9 to decry his win over Hillary Clinton, so keep reading for more on the emotional rallies.
It may not be rioting in the streets, but thousands of people across the country are making their voices heard about how upset they are that Donald Trump, 70, is now our President-Elect. A giant gathering in New York’s Union Square got so loud and powerful, with chants of, “Donald Trump go away. Racist, sexist, anti-gay,” and “Hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go.” The crowd was made up of mostly young people who don’t want to see so many positive progressive strides made during the Obama years be rolled back under a Trump presidency. They held signs, waved flags and made their anger known!
— Ash J (@AshAgony) November 9, 2016
The protestors ended up moving from Union Square up Broadway, where they did tie up traffic but could be seen getting high-fives from cabbies who agreed with their sentiments. They continued chants of “We want better,” and “This is what democracy looks like,” as they made their way down the streets, eventually ending up in front of Trump Tower. Nearly all of Manhattan ended up going for Hillary in the election so we’re sure people didn’t mind being a little inconvenienced while the crowd let off steam about how terrified they are for the next four years. Even Glee‘s Matthew Morrison got in on the action, posting video from the Trump protest:
— f yeah, glee club (@fyeahgleeclub) November 10, 2016
It wasn’t just New York where people poured into the streets to share their collective anger and fear over what terrifying damage a Trump presidency could to women’s rights and civil rights, among other issues. Hundreds of angry protestors carrying signs converged upon Trump Tower in Chicago to make their voices known:
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Protesters took to Boston Common to make their voices heard as well, with chants of “Not my president” being heard loud and clear among signs that reminded everyone, “Love trumps hate.” Like in New York, they eventually left and took their march through the streets of the city.
— John Atwater (@AtwaterWCVB) November 10, 2016
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 10, 2016
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with the protesters? Are you upset with Donald’s victory?