One of the America’s greatest quality is that its citizens can choose the people who fill government positions. However, since the moment Trump was elected as the next President, people are protesting the decision of the Electoral College. On Sunday, NBC reported, thousands marched in New York and protested outside Trump Tower.
Chanting “We are the popular vote” and “We reject the president- elect”, protesters argued that Trump was not elected by popular vote and claimed that during his presidential camping, he has promoted racism, misogyny, and xenophobia.
Lizzy Lovinger, one demonstrator, said,
“I think this is a really promising show of support for women, people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and for survivors of violence, and I think it is important to be here and be part of that support,”
Another protester, Madeline Mendez, commented that,
She knew many of her immigrant neighbors were worried that they could be deported and separated from their children … As a lifelong New Yorker who grew up in East Harlem, …. she had never seen a protest like this.
New Yorkers were not the only ones demonstrating against the Elect President. Cities such Los Angeles, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Miami, and California, including foreign cities such Berlin, have also experienced protests.
Unfortunately, police officers were forced to used tear gas in Oregon and arrest “180 demonstrators in Los Angeles, three in Indianapolis and two in New York City.”
These demonstrations join to the list of last week’s riots throughout the country that displayed discomfort for the Elect-President.
In New Orleans, for example, the crowd became violent and vandalized the famous Lee Circle monument and nearby areas. They were covered in graffiti with phrases like “Black Power”, “Dismantle White Supremacy”, “No Trump, No KKK”, “Die whites die” and “F*uck Trump”
A source close to Breitbart Texas said a group of rioters went back late in the night to Lee Circle and the surrounding area to do more damage, saying that was when some of the behavior grew out of control.
Even though president Obama and Clinton themselves, have accepted the result of the election and asked for unity, it is a shame that so many people do not accept the results of the election and, at the same time, refusing democracy.
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