Because this election was so polarizing for many Americans, those who hated Trump have begun rioting in the streets as the election results poured in last week. Places on the West Coast including Portland, Oregon and many parts of California saw rioters taking over highways and other parts of the cities, resulting in some fires and vandalism.
But now the Anti-Trump movement is starting a whole new things, and it could be appearing in your workplace and local community in a matter of days. What do you need to watch out for? People have begun wearing a safety pin in support of the minorities, including Mexicans, Muslims, African Americans, and even women, who could be marginalized by a Donald Trump presidency.
Learn more about this Anti-Trump movement below!
The Anti-Trump movement has evolved into a new form of protest, and thousands are joining in to express their hatred for the ideals Trump stood for during his campaign.
“I wear my #SafetyPin to show I am a safe place.I will protect those who are treated unfairly bc of gender, race, disability, & indiv beliefs,” Twitter user Sarah Lill wrote on November 11.
One Anti-Trump safety pin wearer outlined a number of reasons they have joined the growing movement. It is not just to support minorities and disenfranchised people, but because…
“If you wear a hijab, I’ll sit with you on the train. If you’re trans, I’ll go to the bathroom with you. If you’re a person of color, I’ll stand with you if the cops stop you. If you’re a person with disabilities, I’ll hand you my megaphone. If you’re an immigrant, I’ll help find you resources. If you’re a survivor, I’ll believe you. If you’re a refugee, I’ll make sure you’re welcome. If you’re a veteran, I’ll take up your fight. If you’re LGBTQ, I won’t let anybody tell you you’re broken. If you’re a woman, I’ll make sure you get home ok. If you’re tired, me too. If you need a hug, I’ve got an infinite supply. If you need me, I’ll be with you. All I ask is that you be with me, too,” AV Club’s Caitlin Rosberg wrote.
Now the Anti-Trump trend is really catching on. Hundreds of new people every day are posting pictures of themselves with a safety pin on their clothes with the hashtag #SafetyPin.
Here are what some Twitter users shared:
“Wearing my #SafetyPin to show all my LGBT folk, immigrants, women & ppl of color that you’re safe w/ me! #SafetyPinAmerica #NotMyPresident”
“#safetypin I am an ally. There’s a lot we need to do as a country, but this small gesture is a good place to start.”
“#SafetyPin I support solidarity & intolerance for hate, stand for your right to be who you are, I am an ally #IStandWithYou #LoveTrumpsHate”
“It’s a small thing but worth doing. Where is your #safetypin? Here are ours. #safetypinusa #safetypinsolidarity”
Because the Anti-Trump movement is growing in power every day, the Hollywood Reporter took notice and ran an article on it:
“A movement has started in the U.S. of people wearing a safety pin in order to demonstrate they do not believe in the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, which has been called racist and xenophobic.
“The safety pin is a way of showing they are a safe space for those who are afraid, many of whom are minorities.
“The movement reportedly began over the summer in England following Brexit, also as a way to show refugees and immigrants they had friends.”
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