On Thursday, January 19th, students and one professor at Middle Tennessee State University came together to protest with students and declare that Donald Trump is “Not Their President.”
The rally which was held outside the Student Union Building consisted of signs that said, “Democracy is in the Streets,” as well as “Solidarity NOT Scapegoating” and “Resist.” When one of the students was asked why they decided to come out and protest today, she said, “Because I am against misogyny and racism and everything that Trump stands for.” The speakers didn’t give specific examples as to why Donald Trump is a racist and misogynist.
A former student at MTSU was also interviewed. The answer he gave when asked why he thinks Trump should not be President was “Well, a lot of people say that he is not our President because of what he stands for and how he campaigned. He campaigned against Muslims, black people, Hispanics and Latinos:everybody that makes this country work.” He then went onto say that, “Pretty much the only people that he stands with are the very rich and that’s disgusting. Just look at his cabinet picks.” Again, the protesters are not diving into examples but to accuse Trump of something he is not.
Today is the official day when Trump swears in as the 45th President of the United States. While protests are occurring at the moment, others are celebrating and accepting Trump as the winner.
Originally, the protest was supposed to start at 12:30 and end at 2:00 but cancelled one hour early due to heavy rain. If you have any questions or comments, please click on the contact page and message me via email.