Wednesday afternoon, a group of about 25 protesters gathered on the steps of the Idaho Capitol to show their opposition to president-elect Donald Trump.
Whitnee Kieran held a bright yellow poster, with the message “He is Not My President” written in marker. Kieran says she moved from shock to terror on Election Night, as she watched Donald Trump take the lead.
“I feel this will be a peaceful transition of power, I hope that; I’m not trying to create chaos," says Kieran. "But I am trying to say that there are millions of Americans that are not represented here, and whose lives – whose families –are, I feel, really put at risk.”
Kieran says that just as conservatives rebuffed President Obama after he was elected, she wants to express her disapproval of Trump. Fellow protestor Ahniah Selene-Summers says although he’s upset by the result of the election – he thinks it will galvanize liberals in the next four years.
“I see it as a great opportunity to facilitate change," says Selene-Summers. "With all great successes, there comes great struggle.”
On Saturday, a group of high school students from around the Treasure Valley has organized a 'Unity Rally' at the Statehouse. According to Borah High student Nora Harren, the rally will include speakers and people interested in "come[ing] together for support in our community during this time." Here's a list of other demonstrations compiled by Boise Weekly.
Fifty-nine percent of Idahoans voted for president-elect Trump.
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