DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Hundreds of protesters met at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton Friday evening.
One of many protests across the nation after Donald Trump’s victory Tuesday night.
Organizers say it’s a ‘peaceful’ protest meant to show their disdain for Trump’s ‘hate speech’ during his campaign. They say they’re upset by his intolerance toward the LGBTQ, Hispanic and Muslim communities.
“The point here is to let the entire community know that we will not stand with the views that Trump has, whether that be his healthcare reform, his views on Muslims, Mexicans, that we do not agree with that. This is not an isolated incident. This is happening nationwide, and that’s what people need to understand. Isolated incidents will get us nowhere. When the entire nation comes together, that is when you start to get change,” said Chad Coburn, an organizer.
President-Elect Donald Trump tweeted about the nationwide protests.
He said, “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country… We will all come together and be proud.”