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Chardae Reeves

English 102

Dr. Wynne

17 February 2017

General Analysis: Protest Around The World Since Trumps Presidency

When I first heard that Donald Trump was running for president I thought it was joke. So

did many of my family members and friends. How could a reality TV star who has no political

experience run to be president of the United States? I was sure that he was not going to win the

presidency because of all the horrible and evil things that he has said about different people and

cultures during the election. But America reminded me once again how horrible we are just when

I thought that we are getting better. Since the day America witnessed the devastating win of

Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton there has been a plethora of protest and marches across the

country. Cities across the country went into an uproar because of the new presidency. A article

from New York Times authors Christopher Mele and Annie Correal Not Our President: Protest

Spread After Donald Trump's Election list and talks about most of the protest that went on

before and after the new presidency; and a photograph of people protesting in Los Angeles

setting fire to a eggify of President Trump's head the day after the election which was captured

by CNN. Clearly the people of America are furious with Donald Trump as the new President of

the United States. The picture of the protesters and the article by New York Times explains why.

Christopher and Annie wrote in their article Not Our President: Protest Spread After

Donald Trump's Election published by the New York Times stating Thousands of people

across the country marched, shut down highways, burned effigies, and shouted angry slogans on

Wednesday night to protest the election of Donald J. Trump as president (Correal and Mele).
Protest and marches were going on in cities such as Dallas, and Oakland. Marches went on in the

cities of Boston, Chicago, Portland, and Washington. College campuses in California,

Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania even contributed in all protest and marches that were going on

across the country. In Oakland alone, the police department said the crowd grew from about

3,000 at 7pm to 6,000 in an hour (Correal and Mele). The crowds tripled in Oakland california.

The protest turned from peaceful to violent in just a matter of one hour. More police were called

in because people began to start fires in the streets and basically started a riot. It was the second

night of protest there, following unruly demonstrations that led to property damage and left at

least one person injured shortly after the election (Correal and Mele). More protest began to

happen after Hillary Clinton asked everyone to give Donald Trump a chance. People became

more infuriated. New Yorkers went to the Trump Towers were supposedly the new president

elect lives and began chanting Not our president and New York hates Trump. They also

carried around signs that read Dump Trump. The demonstrators forced streets to be closed,

snarled traffic, and drew a large police presence (Correal and Mele). One of the protesters

Bianca who was interviewed by Christopher and Annie said that We are living in a country that

is supposed to be united, a melting pot, it's exposing all of these underground racists and sexist

(Correal and Mele). During the entire election Donald Trump has said racist things about every

ethnicity except for his own and also has made sexist comments about women. Protesters are

angry that America has voted for him to be president because it shows that they have the same

beliefs as him. Trump has opened America's eyes to the bigotry that still exist. After Trumps

victory speech more than 2000 students at the university of California, Los Angeles, marched

through the streets of the Westwood neighborhood. . .High school students also walked out of

classes in protest of several cities (Correal and Mele). Christopher and Annie interviewed more
and more students just seeing how they feel and why they are marching. Most students basically

said that they are afraid of the future of the country that we live in. They refuse to call Donald

Trump their president and they are disappointed in our country.

There are tons of pictures out there on the internet of angry protesters. The one picture

that stood out to me the most was the picture captured by CNN; of protesters in LA marching and

burning a eggify of Donald Trump's head. This picture really spoke volumes to me and made me

feel scared, disappointed, and angry all at once. I felt the emotion of scared because the faces of

the protesters in the pictured looking so upset giving off the persona that they will do anything

to get this man out of office. They want their voices to be heard. They are trying to grab the

attention of the newly president Donald Trump and his supporters to show that they won't stop

until they are heard. Also when I was looking at the picture, a feeling of disappointment came

over me because our country is supposed to be this place where anyone can come and live the

american dream but yet we put someone in office who wants America to be great again and

go back to how things were in the 50s. Last but not least anger came over my body as well, just

looking at the photo even more in depth I felt the anger the protesters felt. I could see the faces of

people in the picture being scared, disappointed, and angry, and all of those are the emotions I

felt staring at that picture.

In conclusion, the New York Times article and the picture of the protesters captured by

CNN both are great pieces on protest spread around America since Donald Trump's presidency.

The New York Times Article was the best genre to explain why most people were protesting and

marching because they interviewed protesters. This article also listed places where protest and

marches were going on and when they happened which explains since Donald Trump's

presidency there have been a ton of protest. Making him the most hated President to ever live.
This genre also comes from a credible source that is well known around the world. Also its

structure was not all over the place. It stated where protest happened then it went on to find out

why the protest were happening, and why people were upset.
Works Cited

Mele, Christopher, and Annie Correal. "Not Our President:Protest Spread After Donald Trumps

Election."nytimes.com New York Times, 9 Nov. 2016. Web. 12 Feb. 2017.

Digital image. CNN, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2017.