Protesters vow to fight Donald Trump presidency

By Renee Lewis / Source Al Jazeera English

Portland, United States – Protesters in Portland who have staged days of rallies following Donald Trump’s shock election victory say they must build a strong grassroots resistance movement to survive his presidency.

“I’m devastated by what has happened,” said Cindy Quale, who attended Friday’s rally at Portland’s City Hall. “There’ll be horrible things happening because of the election.”

Trump campaigned on a platform described by many as racist, misogynistic, and bigoted.

His election stunned many Americans, especially those who supported the social justice progress made under Democrat President Barack Obama over the past eight years.

Protests erupted on Wednesday in Portland and other cities across the US, including New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle following Trump’s election as the 45th US president.

Portland activists said they had to act now to voice their opposition to the types of harmful policies Trump talked about during the often nasty campaign.

“Donald Trump is going to help ruin America … simply I’m not okay with that – my family is Mexican,” said a protester named Lillith, who declined to give her last name.

“The system clearly isn’t working and we need to start something different,” Lillith said as she held a sign saying: “#NoMorePresident”.

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