Everyone is wondering why people are wearing safety pins after Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 election. In wake of the multiple anti-Trump protests, some people are rebelling in a different way. Those who are against Trump, are wearing pins as a way to have their voice heard. See why the pin protest is sweeping the nation, and which celeb is in on it!
Since Donald Trump, 70, won the Nov. 8 election, there has been mass chaos around our great nation. Angry and peaceful protests have erupted in cities like New York, Chicago and Boston. People have been protesting against Trump’s election with signs, t-shirts, and other symbols to have their voice heard. But, the latest protest is a completely different approach — It’s a simple safety pin, with a powerful meaning.
People are wearing safety pins to as a way of showing they are a “safe” place, space and person to anyone who may be afraid. These suggested people, who the movement strives to protect, could be minorities and others who feel as though Donald does not have their safety in mind.
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The original movement reportedly began over the summer in England following the “Brexit” vote, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [“Brexit refers to the British Exit, where British citizens voted to exit the European union.] The pin movement was developed as a unity and agreement with “refugees and immigrants,” so when people saw you wearing it, they knew they were “safe” with you, according to an Instagram user. There have been multiple reports around the country that minorities have been harassed and ridiculed since Donald’s victory, so this movement is to let those who are living in fear over the election results, have comfort within strangers.
As seen above, English actor, Patrick Stewart, 76, posted a photo of himself to Twitter, wearing the pin and clearly joining the movement. He captioned the photo with the hashtag, “Safety Pin”. It seems as though the pin trend is a way to join the anti-Trump protests in a positive way. People have taken to the internet to show that they’ve joined the movement, posting photos of their own pins. Check them out below.
— Kathleen (@KathleenSelke) November 11, 2016
— Muslim Momma (@Muslimomma1) November 11, 2016
— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) June 29, 2016
— Dr Alex Gates (@dr_alex_gates) June 29, 2016
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