Protests for Peace

U.S. citizens riot due to election outcomes

Ever since the outcome of the election, countless riots and protests have sprouted up around the United States. While most are peaceful protests, some have been violent.

Students from several schools in Maryland walked out of class to protest President-elect Donald Trump. The walkout was organized by the students and no teachers were involved. Hundreds of students, most not even old enough to vote, exited classrooms carrying large signs and chanting slogans, saying Trump poses a threat to their future.

Students say they want to make a statement that Republicans are commenting against women, Muslims, immigrants – and they want to take a stand.

Los Angeles saw 8,000 people walking the streets full of anti-Trump protesters. Noelle Yasso, one of the protesters and immigration lawyer, said many local immigrants are terrified.

“The main purpose is to tell Donald Trump he cannot just deport 11 million undocumented people,” Yasso said. “They’re here to stay and we stand in solidarity with them.”

image_sample-cgiProtesters don’t agree with Trump’s policies on health care, LGBT rights, global warming issues, and lots of other things.

Some protesters are questioning Trump’s win over Clinton noting that even though Trump took the electoral, Clinton won the popular vote.

When Trump was asked about his stance on the protests, he responded with the outlook of the press taking a spin of what is really going on.

“As for anti-Trump protests,” Trump said, “I think it’s horrible if that is happening. “I think it is built up by the press because, frankly, they will take every single little incident that they can find in this country, which could’ve been there before. If I weren’t even around doing this, they’ll make it into an event because that is the way the press is.”

Trump has said multiple times he plans on bringing the country together, and unify as one, so the country will have to wait and see.