About 2,500 gather in Columbus to protest Trump election

Protesters marched on North High Street and performed a brief sit-in

Donald Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Roughly 2,500 people have 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.

Trump addressed the protests on Twitter Thursday evening, saying:

However, he changed his tone on Friday with a new tweet:

Thousands have gathered in cities across the nation to voice opposition to Trump’s election.

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