Thousands of protestors marched down Fifth Avenue today, marking it the fourth day of continuous anti-Trump protests in New York.
Across the boroughs, New Yorkers voted overwhelmingly for Clinton (almost 80% in Brooklyn, close to 90% on Manhattan and Bronx).
Given these numbers it’s understandably that Trump’s surprising success left many New Yorkers looking for ways to show their anger. Or just a place to meet likeminded people.
“This makes me so happy,” said one woman in her twenties looking around the march. All around, there was a tremendous amount of positive energy, and the march didn’t only serve as an expression of free speech and political will, it also was like a big therapy session.
It was the first time many New Yorkers felt okay again all week.
The peaceful protest was a wild mix of ages, genders and races, and so where the causes they were promoting in their signs and chants.
My body, my choice. Her body, her choice.
I object the president elect.
Love trumps hate.
No hate. No fear.
This is what democracy looks like.
Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Donald Trump go away.
We are the popular vote.
Climate change is real. Protect the EPA.
Black lives matter.