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Anti-Trump Protestors Rally On Capitol Steps

Protesters assembled on the Old Capitol steps.
Nick Evans

Wednesday night demonstrators gathered at the state capitol to protest the positions of incoming Republican president Donald Trump. 

Among Democrats Wednesday some cooler heads prevailed vowing to look for common ground with the incoming administration.  But on the steps of Florida’s old capitol Wednesday night, organizer Lakey Love was in no mood to give Trump’s a chance.

“Well I think that racism and sexism and homophobia and xenophobia structurally has had a very long history of being given a chance.”

The hundred or so protestors assembled at the Capitol chanted slogans that became common during the run-up to the election.  Similar demonstrations sprung up across the country Wednesday night.

Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.