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Hundreds protest Trump election win at UConn

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Hundreds protest Trump election win at the University of Connecticut (WFSB file photo) Hundreds protest Trump election win at the University of Connecticut (WFSB file photo)
STORRS, CT (AP) -

Several hundred people have marched across the University of Connecticut campus protesting Republican Donald Trump's election as president.

Students, faculty and staff demonstrated Wednesday chanting slogans including "Donald Trump is not my president," holding signs saying "support immigrants" and carrying rainbow flags.

Many in the crowd expressed anger and disappointment, and said they plan to fight Trump's agenda, including building a wall at the Mexican border and not letting Muslims into the country.

Eeman Abbasi is a junior psychology and neurobiology major at UConn. She says as a Muslim student she feels the American people told her Tuesday night that even though she was born in this country she doesn't belong here.

UConn released a statement on the protest. 

"A college campus is an ideal place to exercise free speech. Our students are active and engaged, and UConn supports anyone – students or otherwise – in their right to express their opinions on politics or any other matter," the statement read. 

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