Hundreds gather for 2nd #NotMyPresident protest in GR

Protesters hold sign at #NotMyPresident rally at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.
Protesters hold sign at #NotMyPresident rally at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Hundreds of people gathered at Rosa Parks Circle Saturday for the second rally in Grand Rapids to protest Donald Trump’s election to the White House.

The diverse crowd was about half the size of Thursday night, but an estimated 500 people made their way to Rosa Parks Circle Saturday. Many held signs with messages like “TRUMP DOES NOT REPRESENT US” and “NASTY WOMEN FIGHT BACK.”

The crowd heard from multiple speakers who feel they have been targets of Trump’s most heated rhetoric. A Trump supporter was also allowed to take the stage and address the rally.

Around 7 p.m. the protesters took to the streets and marched through downtown Grand Rapids peacefully. Grand Rapids police officers have been blocking streets so protesters can safely march. Protesters returned to Rosa Parks Circle shortly after 8 p.m.

Grand Rapids police say the protests have been peaceful with no reports of crime or injuries.

With the protest, Grand Rapids joined several cities around the country where anti-Trump demonstrations have been held.