COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Roughly 2,500 people gathered at a rally in Columbus to protest the presidential election of Republican Donald Trump.
Protesters gathered Thursday evening outside the Statehouse. They marched on North High Street and performed a brief sit-in.
The Columbus Dispatch reports participants chanted “No fascist USA, no Trump, no KKK,” and “Climate change is real,” among others.
Police say the demonstration was peaceful. Participants remained contained to sidewalks.
Many protesters said the demonstration represented solidarity and was a way to promote religious freedom, racial equality and women’s and immigrants’ rights.
WCMH reports more protests are planned on the campus of Ohio State University on Friday.
Thousands have gathered in cities across the nation to voice opposition to Trump’s election.
Trump tweeted Thursday evening “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
On Friday morning, he sent out a tweet with a different tone, saying, “Love the fact that small groups of protestors last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud.”