Filipinos Among Anti-Trump Protesters in Chicago
A number of Filipino-Americans have joined groups of protesters marching in Chicago after the election victory of incoming United States president Donald Trump.
The group moved towards Trump Tower in downtown Chicago bringing with them a Philippine flag and carried signs that read “My parents did not immigrate here for this” and “Not my president, not my daughter’s either.”
— Connie De Leon (@comacatula) November 10, 2016
Other protesters were chanting “Down with Trump!” and “No Trump! No KKK! No racist USA!” as they criticize the president-elect’s policies on immigration and his sexist remarks.
Trump’s “unexpected” win in the U.S. presidential election also ignited protests in New York, Los Angeles and other cities.
Since Trump’s victory, demonstrators in several cities have decried the Republican’s campaign promises to restrict immigration and register Muslims, as well as allegations that the former reality-TV star sexually abused women.