by Lauren Toscano, WTOP10-TV
Wednesday morning, SUNY Oswego students took to the campus grounds to protest issues regarding Tuesday night’s presidential results. The protest began in the quad on campus around 10 a.m. Students held signs and chanted, walked across campus entering dining halls, residence halls, the Marano Campus Center, and ending back in the quad mid day. University Police was not involved and there has been no official email regarding the incident.
Following the protest, students met in a Marano Campus Center classroom to continue their talk on the election results. The meeting was led by SUNY Oswego’s Black Student Union and African Student Organization. During this open forum, many students were outraged with Tuesday night’s results and expressed their concerns for their future. An anonymous protestor commented on Donald Trump’s upcoming presidency stating, “Allowing him into office is policing us not only as people, but as a nation.”
This has been a trend across the United States in the past 24 hours. According to CNN.com, protests have broken out in major cities across the U.S. since the final polls were released Tuesday night. From New York City to Los Angeles, thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest of Donald Trump and in promotion of social movements.