The following is an excerpt from Willa Frej | November 12, 2016 | Huffingtonpost.com |
NEW YORK ― Thomas Sites held an American flag in one hand and a sign that read “Veterans against Trump,” in the other. Sites served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972, stationed in Czechoslovakia ― behind what was then known as the Iron Curtain. He lived through the Vietnam War. But he said America now faces a much bigger threat: President-elect Donald Trump.
It’s been four days since Trump’s unexpected victory and people across the country are still protesting in massive numbers.
Thousands, including Sites, demonstrated in New York City’s streets yet again on Saturday against the president-elect, marching toward Trump Tower and chanting, “Can’t build a wall, hands too small!”
A heavy police presence maintained order outside of the president-elect’s residence in midtown Manhattan, corralling many on the street.
People carried signs declaring everything from “hate won’t make us great” to “not my president,” a slogan that many across the country adopted this week following Trump’s surprise victory.
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