In the light of the new elected President of the United States, controversial protests have popped up all over the country. Most people’s opinions differ on the effectiveness and necessity of these protests, but nonetheless they have been prominent all over the country.
Between Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland and more, people are outraged by the results of the presidential election. Furthermore, Americans are outraged by the people protesting, creating a world of conflict.
On Tuesday, November 15 at 3 p.m., a protest will be held in Richland Town Square. As described on their Facebook page, they “will be protesting outside of the Richland Library… against the undemocratic electoral college.”
“This protest will also serve as a safe space for those who are too afraid to share their personal feelings about this election to family or friends. No one should ever have to be afraid of their president,” said senior Ethan Liggett, one of the beginning members of the protest.
Junior Madison Charlton elaborated on that.
“We will be protesting the undemocratic electoral college in order to push for an abolition or even a reform,” she said. “It will also provide a safe environment for anyone who feels threatened, distraught, or angry as a result of the current election.”
At some of the larger protests, thousands of people have shown up to rally support, as well as thousands to counter the protests. In Richland, since the population is much smaller, a lower speculated turnout is expected.
“No matter the turn out, we will make our presence known,” Charlton said.