COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Hundreds of people marched the streets of downtown Columbus Thursday night, protesting Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency and what they called the “hateful rhetoric” surrounding his campaign.
The protest started and ended on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse. In between, the protesters marched north from downtown and then came back. They said they were unhappy Trump had been elected President.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” Brianna Humphries said. “I went to sleep thinking we were going to have our first female president and now we have this.”
Humphries was among many Clinton supporters there Thursday. Thomas Lee also joined the crowd of hundreds.
“I’m here because my generation’s had enough,” Lee said.
Lee said he was protesting “everything he [Trump] stands for.”
“The way he ran a campaign that stoked racial division, that played off people’s fear and their economic insecurity, that turned people against each other and scapegoated Mexicans, women, LGBT people, black people,” Lee said.
Protesters said the fight wasn’t over.
“We want to bring to light the fact that we don’t agree with it and we’re not going to be OK with it and we’re going to do everything in our power to do the best we can to go against what he seems to stand for,” Humphries said.