Thursday, 10 November 2016

Mass protests across multiple cities against Trump - US

Spontaneous protests are happening across a number of big cities in the US, with people deciding to take to the streets in protest against a Trump presidency. There's a large crowd in New York outside Trump Tower, where Trump lives. The front of the building has been fortified with trucks full of salt.

I have to wonder, how many people in the crowd bothered to turn up and vote? My opinion is that unless you make the effort to vote you can't complain about the result. In any case it's too late now, the election is over. Whatever the result a mature democracy accepts this.

So to me it's very surprising to see scenes like this coming out of the US.