FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Protests against President-Elect Donald Trump have been taking place across the country and have now come to Fort Wayne. Around 150 people showed up Sunday at the Allen County Courthouse for a peaceful protest against the election of Donald Trump.
The protesters wanted to assure everyone offended by Trump’s campaign rhetoric that they’re accepted in this country and they’re not alone in their pain. They explained that Trump has said a lot of things that hurt minorities, women, foreigners, Muslims and the LGBT community. They’re hoping Trump will publicly reassure everyone that they have a place in America.
“We’re all going to stand together and fight and move forward and that everyone feels at home in this country because it’s all about love,” said protest organizer Pablo Hurtado. “We want everyone to feel welcome.”
At one point, the protesters played on the president-elect’s name by chanting “Love Trumps Hate.”
Hurtado said even though Indiana and the nation overall chose Trump, they won’t be silenced. Sunday’s protest was not formally put together by any organization. It spread by word of mouth on Facebook.