Hundreds of people flood Chicago’s loop area in protest against president-elect Donald Trump. The protest comes just hours after Hilary Clinton’s concession speech where she told voters that “We owe him an open mind and a chance to lead.”
Chants including “He’s not my president”, “F*** Trump”, and “Muslim Lives Matter” echoed through the crowd as they continue to make their way around back towards Trump tower. EMTs and police were on the scene to help make the protest a safe one for everyone in the downtown area.
Trump won the presidency with 279 electoral votes over Clinton with 228 in what is to be considered one of the biggest upsets in political history. The new president-elect has become a symbol for ‘hate’ during his run for office with his ideas of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and recently addressing the LGBT community.
Chicago and other cities including New York, Philadelphia, and Boston who took part in a nationwide protest in an effort to keep Trump out of office. Within 24 hours after winning office, reports have surfaced of racial slurs and threats towards African Americans and Muslims. Teachers took to social media asking the question “How do I explain this to my students?” in reference to students who have family who are immigrants.
Protestors fear what’s to come when Trump takes over the office of president in January, but there’s a chance this nationwide protest will be one of many in the upcoming weeks.