INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Dozens of people gathered at the Indiana University Sample Gates in Bloomington Sunday night to speak out about the political issues they believe are dividing the country after the presidential election.
“Tuesday night crushed me, to be honest. Tuesday night was a great loss, but honestly what Tuesday night means it that it is time to roll up our sleeves,” said protester Stanley Njuguna of the Indiana University Democratic Society.
There were no fans of President-elect Donald Trump at the protest, as similar gathering and protests sweep the nation. Also, there were not many Hillary Clinton supporters among the group who said they are fed up with politics as a whole.
“What we need is those in power to be receptive to our needs and to be receptive to the needs of the communities that are at risk,” said Njuguna.
The protesters were discussing President-elect Trump’s controversial policies that he discussed during his campaign, like a plan to deport undocumented people and ban Muslims.
“I’m terrified for my Mexican brother-in-law and my Mexican-American niece. I’m terrified for thousands of people that I love and millions of people that I have never met,” said protester Sarah Gordon.
Many Hoosiers, though, have faith in Trump to bridge a divided state and nation. Trump beat Clinton by nearly twenty points in Indiana.
As the group peacefully assembled, participants say the violence at some other rallied including in Indianapolis could be a tipping point.