Angry Washingtonians protested the candidacy of Donald Trump for months outside his recently opened hotel. Now, after the overwhelming majority of DC residents voted against him, more protesters—plus a lot of their very angry and frustrated friends—have taken their cause to the White House, his soon-to-be home. They turned out with signs reading “Love Trumps Hate” and “Not My President,” and moved between the two buildings, intending to send a clear message to the president-elect that Washington is not ready to accept a Trump in the Oval Office.
Here’s what it looked like on the scene.
Outside the White House.
Had to go to the White House last night – a place where I thought I'd be celebrating in joy over the breaking of the ultimate glass ceiling – to instead mourn and stand in solidarity with everyone who was delivered the message on Tuesday night that they don't matter. I see you, I hear you, I stand with you. Same goes for Trump supporters – I don't think you're racists or bigots for voting for him, but I am sorry that it's gotten to the point where you feel so unheard that you thought it was ok to put this man and elevate these ideals to this house, which deserves so much more. #rantover #latergram
The sign reads, “We have a voice.”
Like other protests around the country, many people aren’t ready to call Donald Trump their president.
Some called for peace, hoping to come together in a peace vigil.
As they crowd around the White House, one sign reads, “Stand against bigotry.”
Lit candles for the peace vigil.
A group came together with lit up signs that read “We are better than bigotry.”
Positivity might be hard to come by in the wake of the election, but people are trying.
Many are still optimistic about the future.
Outside the Trump hotel, there was a silent protestor.
The two protests happened in unison, with protestors walking the short distance between the hotel and the White House.
Protestors have also called for more extreme measures.
Love trumps hate. Following a vigil at the White House, we marched to the Trump Hotel to make it clear that we aren't going anywhere. We will fight to keep communities safe and progress alive. We will hold elected officials accountable and have painful conversations with friends and family. Yes, there is a long road ahead and much healing to do, but we are united in our pursuit to be better and do better. A people united will never be divided.
“I love you” sign.
Protestors march on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Love Trumps Hate” with a rainbow in solidarity for the LGBT+ community.