Don't let anyone distort the facts: protesting Donald Trump is completely safe. While conservative media may want you to believe that getting out on the street to make your voice heard is dangerous, it's not. These peaceful protests are designed to unite a divided country on issues like race, sexuality, and equal rights.
We're less than a week into President Trump's America and there's been an appalling surge in hate crimes. Even with the President-elect delivering a flaccid: "stop it," this is a major cause for concern. Newly spray painted swastikas adorn many windows in America, the Muslim community is under threat of tremendous violence and the Ku Klux Klan is thrilled. These are all great reasons to protest.
We're all living through this moment in time, and we're all absorbing this in a very particular way. The progressive politics of the last 8 years may have just come to a screeching halt. There are inherent victims (minorities) with a Trump Presidency and we need to stand with them.
Watch the video above as Edwin Costa shows you what a Trump protest really looks like. It certainly doesn't look like a violent riot. In fact it seems to resemble a peaceful unification of people who want to resist hatred. Trump calls these protests "very unfair!" but maybe he should listen to his country. We must resist the normalization of fear and bigotry. This isn't a time to give Trump a chance, this is a time to give peace for all people a chance.