Anti-Trump protesters organize rally outside Statehouse, march through downtown Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Moments after Republican Donald Trump won the Presidential Election, thousands of Americans took their emotions out onto the streets.

Those in Indianapolis were no different. Anti-Trump protesters gathered on the south side of the Statehouse for a Trump Resistance Rally Saturday evening.

Organizers claimed their protesters wanted to “let the new head of states know that Indiana will not tolerate any form of bigotry, oppression and exploitation from our leaders.”

Before the rally, Sgt. John Perrine said nothing had come up creating any cause for concern and they hoped it would remain that way.

“The hate that we have seen from one side to the other is incredible and we just really hope that that hate doesn’t generate violence,” said Perrine. “So long as people want to exercise their first amendment right of freedom of speech and do that peacefully and civilly then we’re gonna stay back away from that and not get involved.”

An organizer of the event told CBS4 authorities would not see any trouble on Saturday:

This rally will be to promote peace, love and happiness. The local authorities can monitor all they like, but they will just witness a display of unity, peace and love.

Following the rally at the Statehouse, protesters took to the streets and marched through downtown Indianapolis.