Hundreds of Detroit anti-Trump protesters march outside Wayne State

Protests against Donald Trump continue in Detroit -- and they're getting bigger.

Displeased with the results of this year's election, protesters hit the streets voicing their outrage over a Donald Trump presidency.

A few hundred students took part in the rally at Wayne State University, marching throughout the campus protesting the election of Donald Trump.

FOX 2: "Are you guys a little bit more concerned about your safety now that Donald Trump has been elected?"

"Yes," said two Arab-American young women.

"What worries me most is the fact that Nazi groups supported him and that basically the KKK got their way in this election," said protester Laurence Lezuch.

And since the election there have been several reports of racist and cringe worthy  occurrences.

From students at a Royal Oak middle school chanting "build that wall" to Latino students to a Shelby Township man and Trump supporter posting a picture of President Barack Obama being lynched - saying "Congratulations to all that supported Trump let's get to work and hang these traitors."

"I'm seeing that more and more through social media," said Steve Neavling, editor in chief of the Motor City Muckraker website. He provided pictures of the Facebook post -- the author did not comment.

"People feel legitimized by Donald Trump's divisive rhetoric where the feel like they can say whatever they want to," he said.

"The whole point of this nation is to be free and equal," said protester Yasmeen Syed. "And I feel like that's the opposite of what he's doing. He's just bringing hate. And hate brings fear and fear brings violence."

But Trump supporter Steven Jones says fears of a Trump presidency are unfounded and overblown and trump would be good for cities like Detroit.

"You have a president that finally wants to do something for the people here, you have a president that finally wants to make something happen in the inner cities," he said. "Instead of just talking about it."

From Wayne State, the students marched to Hart Plaza and say these rallies will not end.

FOX 2: "You guys are not going to let up?"

"No absolutely not," said Alexandra Kaniaris. "Not for the next four years. we promise."

This rally follows a string of protests around the country--a few of which led to violence.

"It's understandable that there's going to be a lot of anger a lot of hatred after such a divisive election," said Ryan Mangulabnan. "But I don't think shouting expletives about anyone especially the future president is going to be the right thing to do."

Police say this rally and protest was a peaceful one.


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