Following election of Donald Trump, civil disobedience on display

World Today

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathered outside the Supreme Court to protest Donald Trump’s election. They are mostly young people who appear to have walked out of school to protest. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Nearly a week after being named the next U.S. president, Donald Trump addressed the American public directly, calling for an end to the harassment of minorities, after a massive uptick following his victory.

After being asked about the incidents that have spread across the United States during a “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, Trump said that he is “so saddened to hear” about the harassment.

“And I say ‘stop it,’ If it helps, I will say this, and I will say it right to the cameras, ‘stop it,’” Trump said during the interview.

However, acts against minorities—Muslims, African-Americans, and Latinos, among others—have continued across the United States.

Including an incident where the director of a West Virginia non-profit posted racist comments about First Lady Michelle Obama on her Facebook page. Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the director of the Clay County Development Corporation, posted a photo of Obama and future First Lady Melania Trump meeting at the White House with the comment “It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels.” Taylor has since been fired from her job because of the remarks.

The outcry against the newly named President-elect has also come in the form of walk-outs and protests by students across the United States.

Days after the election, Trump tweeted that he believed the protesters were being “incited by the media.”

However, the next day, he tweeted a more supportive message about the protests.

The protests and antagonism has not only been isolated against those who do not support Trump.