More than 200 anti-Trump protesters hold peaceful rally on steps of state Capitol
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Carrying signs and chanting “not my president,” more than 200 anti-Trump demonstrators held a rally Friday on the steps of the state Capitol.
The peaceful demonstration was among several across the country that were being held in response to Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The group chanted “not my president” and “no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA.”
Demonstrations also were planned Saturday in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other areas.
Previous demonstrations drew thousands of people in New York, Los Angeles and other large urban centers. The largely peaceful protests were overshadowed by sporadic episodes of vandalism, violence and street-blocking.
On Thursday night, some marchers in Portland, Oregon, lit firecrackers, set small fires and used rocks and baseball bats to break the glass of businesses and cars parked at dealerships. Police made more than two dozen arrests.
An of the Oympia wrote on their Facebook page that the rally was being held in support of the gay community, Muslims, women, elderly and “all other people who oppose Trump and what he stands for.”
The following video clips from the rally are courtesy of Joe O’Sullivan of the Seattle Times.