Notre Dame students protest after presidential election results come in
Notre Dame Students gathered on their campus Wednesday to protest after the results of the 2016 presidential election came in.
Protest organizers say they are looking to open up a conversation and create a space so that others can express their concerns about the results if they want to.
They say even though the election is over, “their fight for respect and human dignity is not”.
“We just want to stand in solidarity and support for all of our Notre Dame students who are going to be affected by this. Trump has attacked the LGBTQ community, women, sexual assault survivors, minorities, immigrants. We all matter,” said Jessica Pedroza, a senior studying Political Science at Notre Dame. Pedroza organized the group of protesters to make their way across campus and eventually stand together in front of DeBartolo Hall near the football stadium.
Students say they will continue their message by holding a bilingual rosary at 9:00 p.m. in one of the chapels on campus and a silent prayer at the Grotto at 10 p.m.