On Sunday, there was another protest right here in Connecticut. A large crowd of people marched through downtown New Haven and then rallied.
“It feels good to be able to be a part of this and stand up for what’s right,” said protester Michael Combs.
The protesters spoke out against President-elect Donald Trump; however, they say the rally was about more than that.
“It’s not about our candidate didn’t win,” said protester Stephanie Hill. “It’s about hate won.”
Their message was about unity, about bringing the community together. Organizers wanted to show support for everyone.
“This isn’t about marginalizing anybody, even Trump supporters,” said organizer Mhaire Jenkins. “We just want people to understand we want to start a dialogue.”
They did that by chanting and by holding signs. They also got the attention of people driving by.
“Possibly the one good thing to come of this election is that people will be fired up and they’ll use that fire productively,” said Yasmin Thornton, who helped organize the rally.
The rally was also a way for protesters to speak their minds peacefully. Police kept an eye on the group and on the traffic, making sure everyone was safe. Protesters say coming together like this is important.
“I have never felt this empowered in my life,” said Hill. “I think giving birth to my kids was the only thing that felt as good as this.”
There’s another rally planned in Hartford at the end of the month. To be fair, there are of course people across the country who support Trump.