Anti-Trump demonstrators march through downtown Santa Rosa

As many as 250 demonstrators, mostly Santa Rosa Junior College students, marched through downtown Santa Rosa on Thursday to protest president-elect Donald Trump.

Stretched across two lanes of Mendocino Avenue, protesters marched downtown to City Hall for a late afternoon rally, then walked back north, escorted by motorcycle officers holding back impatient motorists.

Students carried signs denouncing Trump and his rhetoric against people of color and others, chanting “Not My President, Not My President,” and “Love Trumps Hate.”

The event was similar to demonstrations in cities and on campuses across the nation, primarily in coastal states, where thousands of people have assembled in protest of Trump's unexpected election Tuesday.

On Wednesday night, several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators marched at Sonoma State University and more than 100 people gathered at a candlelight vigil in Sebastopol to show solidarity with people of color, immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and those concerned about the environment.

Mary Callahan

Environment and Climate Change, The Press Democrat

I am in awe of the breathtaking nature here in Sonoma County and am so grateful to live in this spectacular region we call home. I am amazed, too, by the expertise in our community and by the commitment to protecting the land, its waterways, its wildlife and its residents. My goal is to improve understanding of the issues, to find hope and to help all of us navigate the future of our environment. 

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