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“People Have to Die”: Anti-Trump Protests Start Ugly and Get Worse

Thursday, November 10, 2016 5:09
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In the wake of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, protests occurred in many cities across the country, loosely confederated under the hashtag sentiment “#NotMyPresident.”

The absolute rejection of election results is not something we are unfamiliar with. After President Bush was reelected, it was de rigeur to dismiss his office, exemplified by a maudlin “Sorry Everybody” craze which, as the name implies, was a bunch of miffed liberals holding up signs in photos and YouTube videos apologizing to the rest of the world for our democratic election. Which itself, of course, followed the endless (and still a thing to this day) “illegitimate president” refrain over Bush’s first election.

#NotMyPresident, like its predecessors, occurs with apparently no awareness of the rest of the time in political discourse that liberals spend condemning such declarations as being anti-American or “dangerous” or even racist when the object of the rejection is a Democrat.

This latest iteration is more out front and in the news than ever, and treated generally by the press with gloomy tones evoking dark times in America. Not, mind you, because the protests are anti-American or the sentiment is “dangerous”, but rather because things are now, in the wake of Tuesday, so bleak that such protests are necessary. “Those poor injured souls,” the melodrama intones, “how can we have done this to them.”

First, there were the institutions of “learning.”

In Berkeley (well, duh.) students and teachers walked out.

At Cornell, students held a “cry in.”

“I’m quite terrified, honestly,” one student told the campus newspaper as she took part in the event. “It’s saying that people are really given into fear-mongering. They are willing to put people down based on their identity just so that they would feel vindicated that they would be getting rid of ‘Crooked Hillary.’”

Another participant told the Sun many are in “shock” as she sipped on a Starbucks coffee cup, sitting cross-legged in the institution’s Ho Plaza.

“I am concerned how this is validating the behavior of a lot of people,” she said.

Then things began in earnest.

Thousands marched in New York City, and dozens were arrested.

The protesters chanted “Not my president” and “hey, hey, ho, ho Donald Trump has got to go.” They held signs that read “Trump Makes America Hate” and “Impeach Trump.” A few climbed vehicles and light poles. There was anger and fear among many. Some said they worried about what the new president’s policies could mean for them.

“I was afraid this morning. I’m still afraid today, you know. As a black woman, I’m afraid. But I’m not going to let my fear hold me back,” a woman said.

One group began at Union Square Wednesday night, while another started at Columbus Circle. Splinter groups of protesters then streamed into the streets causing massive gridlock as police mobilized to contain them under a light rain.
Police installed barricades outside Trump Tower to keep the demonstrators at bay as they burned American flags and effigies of Trump. Officers made dozens of arrests, mostly for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Then came vandalism, fires, riots.

Bonfires, fireworks, tear gas, and marching in the street — thousands turned out in Oakland to protest President-elect Trump.

Seven thousand were demonstrating, some set fires, a police car was vandalized and one officer was injured.

Anti-trump protesters first gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza Wednesday night and the crowd grew to some 7,000. They took over Webster Street in Downtown Oakland and marched. All was peaceful.

Police surrounded them and the march splintered into smaller groups at Washington and 8th street. Suddenly, a Trump piñata was up in flames and flash bangs were going off in the streets.

Several buildings were vandalized and there were reports of looting and building fires throughout Wednesday night. Police have made arrests.


Burning flags:

And worse. One protester told CNN exactly what she thought should happen. Bloodshed.

“If we don’t fight, who is going to fight for us? People had to die for your freedom where we’re at today. We can’t just do rallies, we have to fight back. There will be casualties on both sides. There will be, because people have to die to make a change in this world”

It has been a year of protest, riots, and violence. Does anyone think the day of rage will be just one day? The left still burns effigies of George W. Bush. This isn’t over.

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  • wiseoldlady

    All these idiots have it backwards. With Hillary it would be the end.

  • Daffers

    You damned pillocks – what is the matter? Are you now having to come out of your comfort zone and switch off the TV and actually think about the situation. You were all so in a rut it had become a bloody great channel. The problem is that you were so brain washed you didn’t do any research about the PERSON you were voting for (and where were you all when her rallies were so sparce?) Couldn’t be bothered to show up and now you are whining and hitting out like a lot of kids with the terrible twos. Had Hillary been elected, in a few weeks (possibly days) there would have been a world war with Russia who, by the way doesn’t want that – President Putin has been asking the Hillary/ Obama administration for a long time to sit down in a civilized fashion to parlay with USA and the AAA. The person you were so eager to vote into office was so corrupt most of the the FBI are gobsmacked at the flippancy that surrounded her investigation and are fully intending to look into it again – did you even look into that yourselves when the emails came out – you can read them for yourselves. Not to mention the lost and abused children who suffered at her hands and the grief of their parents (your sobbing over the outcome of the election was nothing to what they felt and are still feeling. Get a grip and so some research before you even dare to knock Donald Trump. The first thing that happened after the election was a telephone call from Vladimir Putin (before Donald Trump even had a chance to contact him) who has asked for a discussion with a view to a peaceful outcome after talks to which Donald Trump has readily agreed – thereby saving your sorry asses. So why don’t you go home and give him a chance to make your lives worth living. :idea:

  • smfresh82

    funny how the SJW’s and BLM can riot, set shit on fire, you name it and they don’t get the treatment the native americans are getting at the pipeline protests and they are NOT setting shit on fire or being assholes. what a fucked up country this is

  • Eggzactly

    If the ‘Police’ did their jods to begin with, There would not be rabid children running through the streets. A good old fashioned ‘Beatdown’ would send these Youts fleeing to their safe spaces. :wink:

  • Jack Shlitz

    The election was rigged…again! Those, HER supporters must be in a kind of “Sentient Coma”. The corruption of that family and she garners so many votes? Bull Sh!t.

    I say, let them move out of the country and let Maddonna live up to her word and promise to everyone that voted for HRC.

    • Eggzactly

      She backed out on her ‘offer’ on election day. Besides, Would you want that things lips on …well, you know. :wink:

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