College Protester: If You’re Not A White Man, You Probably Don’t Feel Safe

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The recent protests over President-elect Donald Trump’s victory are about solidarity and togetherness, a college student insisted on CNN.

Zoe Hannah, a college student at the University of Pittsburgh, told CNN host Carol Costello that people are protesting out of fear.

“I think right now the protests are mostly about solidarity and being together. People are really scared and sad,” Hannah said. “Basically, anybody who is not a white man doesn’t know if they’re going to be safe in this country for the next four years.


Protests erupted across the country after Trump’s election. Protesters went to the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night to demonstrate against Trump’s victory. (RELATED:Protesters Vandalize Trump Hotel)

They chanted “No Trump! No KKK! No racist USA!,” and hurled blue paint on the hotel. A cleaning crew spent hours wiping graffiti off the building.

“Even if everything is going to be fine, the shock that people were feeling on Tuesday night and on Wednesday is just so paralyzing. I think people are hitting the streets cause they’re really angry and they’re really scared and they need to be together,” Hannah continued.

When Costello asked what frightens protesters, Hannah referenced the 2005 video of Trump making lewd comments about women and a woman who had her hijab ripped off.

“I think Trump’s campaign relied on fear-mongering and it’s not rooted in truth or reality. So I think people voted for him because they were scared and I don’t think he’s going to be able to make it better,” Hannah said, after acknowledging that many Trump supporters had been forgotten by the Democratic National Committee.

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