Protesters against Trump march for second night in Grand Rapids

Posted at 12:42 AM, Nov 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-13 00:54:29-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In the four days since the election, protesters have flooded the streets in big cities across the country, including in West Michigan.

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated Saturday night in Rosa Parks Circle before eventually marching in the streets downtown. Protesters could be heard chanting 'Trump is not my President'.

"I will never accept him as a person," said 16-year-old Dominic Suttorp. "I believe he is a horrible man and my opinion will never change."

The crowd was hoping their voices would heard that a Trump presidency was not what they wanted. Some people even said despite voting on Tuesday, they don't think their voices were heard at the polls.

"It feels that way only because of how everything turned out, but I know it counted for something it just  didn't go our way," said Rosibel Velasquez.

After meeting at Rosa Parks Circle the crowds continued to march through the streets.

"I look at this as a kind of group therapy," said 24-year-old Veronica Beltran. "It's just letting all of the frustration and the stress out and then making a presence in the community that there are people that still care."

"We are protesting to get Trump out of office and to get rid of the electoral college vote because Hillary did win the popular vote, so the majority did want Hillary to be President," said Suttorp. "I believe she should be President because nobody should have their rights taken away for being a minority."

Those opposed to Donald Trump say they're fearful of what a Trump presidency will look like.

"I don't want my sister to grow up in a country like this and I don't want my future children to and I don't want other kids to," said Beltran. "We are here, love is here and we aren't going to go anywhere. We are going to keep fighting until we see justice prevail."

Many of the protesters say this isn't the end of protesting, they plan to keep going until they see some sort of change. A protest is planned for 12:00 pm on Sunday in Downtown Muskegon.