Hundreds gather in Greensboro to protest Trump election

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Greensboro to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.

Greensboro police told local media about 500 people gathered downtown on Thursday night to protest the election results. Two people were arrested.

Kent Cline told the News & Record of Greensboro (http://bit.ly/2fq4vAT) that he and others feel Trump’s message during the campaign made it acceptable for what he called “every racist, every bigot, every misogynist and every person filled with hate to come out of the woods.”

Juan Miranda with the International Socialist Organization said the gathering grew over social media, saying no single group was responsible for the protest.

Another protest was expected Friday evening at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

About 40 people protested in Winston-Salem on Thursday night.

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This headline on this story has been corrected to read “protest” instead of “protect”