Texas State students protest Trump election

Students protest President-elect Donald Trump at Texas State University. Nov. 10, 2016 Courtesy/Miriam Flaatten Reynolds)
Students protest President-elect Donald Trump at Texas State University. Nov. 10, 2016 Courtesy/Miriam Flaatten Reynolds)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Hundreds of students gathered on the Texas State University campus Thursday to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

The students are gathered at the “Stallions” on the university’s Quad and have remained peaceful.

“I’m nervous for my friends, I’m nervous that they might be more marginalized than they already are. I’m nervous that all this progress towards civil rights might be stripped away in the coming years,” said protester Eric Martinez.

Other students have shouted back at the protest as they walk past on their way to class.

“I hope it will achieve discussion, but mostly I hope that it will make politicians realize that we are not going to be quite and that we are not going to accept this just the way it is and let these quote on quote silent majority silence us,” said one protester.

Thursday’s protest comes after a flyer calling for a ‘Vigilante Squad’ was found on campus Wednesday evening.

About a hundred University of Texas students marched from campus through downtown Austin on Wednesday. That protest grew to about 400 people and closed several streets as the crowd moved.

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