New Yorkers protest election results at Union Square

Protesters made their way to midtown, starting from Union Square. (Photos by Maria Rocha-Buschel)

Protesters made their way to midtown, starting from Union Square. (Photos by Maria Rocha-Buschel)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Steady rain didn’t keep protesters out of Union Square Park last Wednesday evening, with the results of the presidential election drawing crowds of New Yorkers opposed to President-elect Donald Trump. Many gathered in the north plaza of the park held signs that both protested the outcome of the election and called for unity, and protesters started various chants throughout while on their way to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue just south of Central Park.

The crowds of people walked from Union Square towards Madison Square Park and up Fifth Avenue, at one point being diverted to Broadway by police but remaining peaceful. Gothamist reported that there were 65 arrests as a result of the protests, with most receiving desk appearance tickets for charges like disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction.

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3 thoughts on “New Yorkers protest election results at Union Square

  1. What about the whiney baby with the orange face and hair? I wish someone would stick a pacifier in his gob and take away his twitter account.

    • Perhaps, in about 8 years, someone will. This gives the Democrats 8 years to clean out the corruption. I doubt they will but one can hope, although we saw what the Dems did to hope…

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