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Let’s face it, the nation is still divided since Donald Trump won the election. With major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. protesting the president-elect, right here in Columbus residents band together with the join the nation’s protest.

“We can’t stand by and let hate take over this country,” Stephen Cornell said.

Though the majority of protest comes with people who were shocked with the stance Trump had with immigration, race and law and order, it doesn’t help knowing the future vice president Mike Pence believes homosexuality can be cured with electric shock.

“As an out and proud gay man, I’ve been fighting for gay rights my entire life, and this is just something I feel I need to come out and do,” said Cornell.

Erick Bellomy organized the event and posted a message on Facebook for Columbus to join the fight.

“For LGBT community, for African American community members, for Latino, Latinas, the Muslim community, we are their voice. We are here to let our voices be heard to let Donald Trump know that not only Chicago, New York and wherever else doesn’t support him, we also don’t support him,” said Bellomy.

Columbus police made no arrests during Thursday’s protest.

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