If Tuesday’s (November 8) election of Donald Trump to the highest office in the land exposed just how deeply divided the nation is, yesterday’s (November 9) protests highlighted that division. Many people staged anti-Trump protests in cities across the country, highlighting the communities who were marginalized by the Republican’s run for the presidency, including people of color, immigrants and women.
Meanwhile, some Trump supporters have tweeted harsh comments in response to the protests. But Republican political strategist Ana Navarro—who voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election—tweeted about why protest is important:
Some are elated w/a Trump Presidency. Some very scared of it. Let’s remember, right to protest as sacred as right to vote & elect new POTUS.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) November 10, 2016
Here, a glimpse of the November 9 protests in 10 U.S. cities.
My first set of photos from tonight’s Anti-Trump Protest in Chicago. Hate will never win. pic.twitter.com/JAJvf0ddwT— Jake (@__27K) November 10, 2016
Donald Trump Protest— trapographer (@ZJFajardo) November 10, 2016
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Men chanting “Her body, her choice.” Women responding, “My body, my choice.” Police wait in the wings but atmosphere is generally peaceful. pic.twitter.com/TkdRiuqF8e— Nicole Nguyen (@itsnicolenguyen) November 10, 2016
This is Lindsey Rodriguez’s, 21 of San Francisco, sign: “Brown and Black and Pissed Off” pic.twitter.com/6JoIgr93LA— Nicole Nguyen (@itsnicolenguyen) November 10, 2016
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New York City
Evidently the anti-Trump protest here in NYC is 20 blocks long. pic.twitter.com/FM4TD3Outc— Jim Caruso (@JimCaruso1) November 10, 2016
ANTI TRUMP PROTEST IN DALLAS TEXAS pic.twitter.com/MlyHqRBvCG— tall glass of bees (@SNARTED) November 10, 2016
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Huge crowd taking to the streets from Portland’s Pioneer Square right now in protest of Trump. pic.twitter.com/x2f9DA0mP1— Sarah Mirk (@sarahmirk) November 10, 2016
Complex has a growing list of anti-Trump protests, scheduled for this week, for those who want to join in.