‘Not my president:’ Protesters line both sides of Broad Street to protest Trump election | TheUnion.com

‘Not my president:’ Protesters line both sides of Broad Street to protest Trump election

Stephen Roberson
Staff Writer

Love Trumps Hate.

Build Bridges, Not Walls.

He's not my president.

Those were just some of the sentiments expressed on Sunday both through chants and signs in Downtown Nevada City, where hundreds gathered to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.

"I want people of color and Muslims and immigrants to know they're not alone," protester Janet Dunstan said. "We stand with them."

Organizers Ivy MacLeod, Christian Jewell and Jerron Steele stood in the bed of a pickup truck talking through megaphones, urging protesters to stay out of the street and keep the march peaceful.

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There were multiple musical performances, including Tom Wernigg, who sang a song he wrote the day after the election, "Won't Take This Lying Down" prior to the march.

The mood was upbeat, with protesters insisting this is no time to give up.

There was also some anger.

"I blame the (Democratic National Committee)," said Emanuel Sferio, who was carrying a sign reading "Hindsight is 20/20" with a depiction of Bernie Sanders. "Bernie would have won in a landslide."

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