Anti-Trump protests continue in central Ohio


After nearly a week of election protests across the country and in central Ohio, people continued to gather Sunday night in Columbus.

Hundreds of protesters met along North High Street in Clintonville, with signs and candles ready to chant for peace and protest President-elect Donald Trump.

"Love Trumps hate," protesters chanted.

After a vigil in front of the Whetstone Community Center, hundreds of protesters marched to North Broadway and back with a loud message for the nation: more peace in America.

"We want everyone, all the communities to feel like they belong here. This is everyone's America," protester Kevin Sayre said.

"Part of it is just speaking out and showing up. A lot of people are really upset about the meaning of President Trump being elected and we want to do what we can to make change," protestor Elaine Tucker said.

In Clintonville, hundreds of voices joined in with those speaking out across the country.

President-elect Donald Trump responded to the rallies, like the one in Columbus, on social media this week saying he loves the fact that the small groups of protesters have passion, and we will all come together and be proud.

The demonstrations in Columbus continued Sunday, even after President-elect Trump tweeted that Ohio Governor John Kasich called him to congratulate him on the win. Trump also tweeted up the great, great, great state of Ohio.

While some Ohioans still don't agree with election outcome, they say won't stop being heard.

"I really hope that people don't give up. Don't give up the fight," Sayre said.

Students at Ohio University's campus in Athens also participated in what they called a "stop Trump" rally Sunday night.

There are no immediate reports of any arrests or unrest at the events.

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