Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters march through Waikiki

Demonstrators in cities from coast-to-coast continued to take to the streets this weekend, including Hawaii. They’re expressing outrage at President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory.

One anti-Trump demonstration started with a rally at about 4 p.m. Sunday at Kapiolani Park.

The group of around 200 people then marched through Waikiki to the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk on Saratoga Road.

Along with the demonstrators, there were also a few Trump supporters who showed up.

“The election’s over and we have to respect the democratic process, I think there’s a lot of well-intention here, but it needs to stay friendly,” said Trump supporter Edwin Boyette. “And we shouldn’t do violence or intimidating people or bullying people, particularly under the name of love that seems sadly ironic.”

One Trump protester said the demonstration is necessary to democratic process.

“I think there’s a case to be made for being civil towards one another, but I also believe that there needs to be an intolerant attitude towards the kind of activity that the president-elect has demonstrated,” said Moana Nepia. “That’s not going to be tolerable in the Oval Office.”

The demonstration was put on by the Hawaii chapter of the Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA). It was lead by a University of Hawaii at Manoa student who heads the local chapter.

Unlike some demonstrations on the mainland, there were no reports of violence in Sunday’s Waikiki demonstration.



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