Anti-Trump protests broke out in big cities and college campuses across America and the world on Wednesday in the wake of Tuesday’s stunning election results.
From New York City and Chicago to Philadelphia and even London, thousands of protesters turned out to express their disgust over Trump’s surprise victory over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
New York City:
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) November 10, 2016
One part of tonight’s anti-Trump protests marches down Michigan Avenue in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/IGo1VBmcax
— Dawn Rhodes (@rhodes_dawn) November 10, 2016
Post election anti-Trump protest in Center City Philadelphia marching on Broad Street pic.twitter.com/WDxOMLAgkK
— Drew Smith (@drewsmithtv) November 10, 2016
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 9, 2016
These demonstrations are just the first in what is likely to be a long line of protests following Donald Trump’s shocking rise to the presidency. They also seem to indicate just how stark the divide is between big cities with young and diverse populations and rural parts of America that turned out in big numbers to propel Trump to victory over Clinton.
If there is a long-term silver lining to last night’s stunner, it’s that the future of America looks a lot more like the people marching against Trump on Wednesday than those who elected him the day before.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.