Anti-Trump protesters gather at MSU - WNEM TV 5

Anti-Trump protesters gather at MSU

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Hundreds of protesters gathered on the campus of Michigan State University Thursday evening.

The rally, organized by the MSU College Democrats, was against hate, bigotry, racism and sexism, but it quickly turned into a rally against President-elect Donald Trump. It kicked off at 5:30 p.m. at the Rock in East Lansing and then moved to the Union on campus.

Police showed up to monitor the protest.

The participants were chanting and holding signs against hate and encouraging peace.

"I think it's really unfair that we have a president that is obviously not for everyone and who has repeatedly made comments that are obviously not what this country stands for, not what the majority of people stand for as we've seen with the popular vote," said Ben Peacock, MSU student.

As the rally broke up, some gathered at the MSU Union. The Lansing State Journal reported police locked the building's doors to keep people from staying inside.

No arrests were reported.

The university has also hosted sanctioned events for students devastated about a Trump win. It plans to have healing spaces early next week where students can discuss how to bring unity after the divisive election.

The president of the Michigan State University Republicans said he thinks the college is creating a coddling climate on campus. Something he said students will not have when they enter the real world.

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