Peaceful anti-Trump protest takes over downtown Tucson

Peaceful anti-Trump protest takes over downtown Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Nearly 300 Tucsonans took the streets of downtown Saturday, Nov. 12, to protest the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, becoming the latest in a growing number of demonstrations across the country.

The group began at the Armory Park Center on Fifth Street and marched to the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse on Congress Street.

"We are a community of many, many people and many types of cultures," said Cathy Wilson, who attended Saturday's rally with friends. "We need to respect them all."

One of the groups that led the protest was L.U.P.E, which is part of a national coalition that fights for "genuine, just and humane immigration reform."

This was one of the larger anti-Donald Trump protests Tucson has seen. The Tucson Police Department's downtown district officers have been working with the community to make sure these protests are peaceful.

Another protest is scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at the University of Arizona.

"We are aware of the others planned and are working closely with UAPD," said TPD spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan. "Not expecting any problems though as Tucsonans showed today how to peacefully protest and exercise their freedom of speech."

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