More than 4,500 people have RSVPed on Facebook to a “Boston Against Donald Trump” rally on the Boston Common Wednesday evening. It’s scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., but more than a few people couldn’t wait for the scheduled start time, expressing their opposition to Trump’s unexpected election victory over Hillary Clinton by protesting both on the Common and outside the State House early Wednesday afternoon.
Over 300 ppl have gathered at Boston Common right now chanting, "Donald Trump has got to go! Not the nation that I know".
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) November 9, 2016
Elsewhere in New England, hundreds of protesters chanted, “Up, up for liberation, down, down for deportation!” and, “Black lives matter!” during a demonstration at the University of Connecticut.
Bandleading a protest of 1000+ people at uconn. Holy shit. The fight is real pic.twitter.com/TqeZknHuBy
— Avery, Tiny Goat (@AVeryTinyGoat) November 9, 2016
At the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Connecticut, the all-female student body held a sit-in Wednesday morning, with one student telling NBC Connecticut in a statement released by the school that, “for many, the results of this election threaten safety, peace, and survival.”
And in Providence, Rhode Island, progressive activists have organized a protest for 7 p.m. at the State House, writing in a Facebook event that they want to “show solidarity for all oppressed people.”
“Donald Trump may have narrowly won the presidency,” the organizers wrote. “But do not let him be unopposed.”