“Not My President” Protest Hits Tampa’s Ybor City
On Wednesday night an organized march hit Ybor City protesting the results of the general election.
Victoria Fostini organized the march on Facebook through a group named, “Not My President Tampa Protest”.
The march was organized to “demonstrate mass opposition to Trump and Pence.”
“We need to fight racism, sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia and everything this piece of garbage represents.”
The group on Facebook had more than 500 people interested and over 700 users shared with. Fostini urged people to use the hashtag #TampaTrumpsHate to spread the message across social media.
TAMPA TRUMP PROTEST TONIGHT !!!!!! https://t.co/FjyS1sbd2L
— not my president (@zonnkos) November 10, 2016
“We’re not going to be quiet. We’re here (and) our voices are loud. We will be heard,” Fostini told ABC Action News.
“You know, I came out here even though I had a couple of death threats and someone called my job and threatened to get me fired,” Fostini said.
Not My President Tampa Protest – Group demonstrating against Donald Trump in Ybor https://t.co/dIDJGXamDS
— Haley Hinds FOX 13 (@HaleyHinds) November 10, 2016
This is just one protest that hit close to home for Florida residents. Across the country protests erupted after Donald Trump was named the 45th President of the United States. In at least 25 US cities tens of thousands shouted anti-Trump slogans, started fires and held candlelight vigils to mourn the businessman’s victory.
Protesters Attack Trump’s Buildings
In New York about 5,000 people, including Lady Gaga, protested Trump’s victory in front of Trump Tower. 15 protesters were arrested Wednesday night for disorderly conduct, said an NYPD spokesman.
In Chicago activists marched down Lake Shore Drive, an eight-lane expressway, towards the Windy City’s Trump Tower with signs.
Other protests around the country, including one in Washington, chanted vulgarities towards the President-elect while marching towards Trump-owned properties.
On the west coast thousands of protesters in Los Angeles, including young Latino protesters, rallied outside of City Hall. While chanting protesters set fire to a pinata in the shape of the President-elect’s head.
— Kacey Montoya (@kaceymontoya) November 10, 2016