About 1,500 people marched in New Haven against President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday evening.
The pro-immigrant group Unidad Latina held a rally against Donald Trump outside of the federal courthouse, kicking off the march around the New Haven green.
"We believe if there's no justice for people there should be no peace for the government," said Jesus Morales- Sanchez, who helped organize the protest. He moved to New Haven from Mexico six years ago, and said the election of Trump has strained the connection he feels for his adopted country.
While it was a peaceful protest, police were forced to block off some city streets as the crowd marched.
The protest started on Church Street and participants marched around the green, and then they stopped outside the federal courthouse, where the rally was held.
Protesters said they want the world to know that they do not find Donald Trump to be an acceptable choice for president.
"We still have our freedom and if we don't want to follow somebody we're not gonna follow him," said a protester.
"It's a terrible time for our country to have someone with such a hateful message becoming the leader of our country," said Billy Bromage who attended the protest with his wife Molly Wheeler, and made sure their two children attended as well.
Those in the crowd also said they want an open discussion.
"I'm happy to have an open and honest discussion about our constitution and the rule of law in our country," said one protester.
While the rally started out small, more and more groups joined in the protest Thursday evening. The peaceful protest was organized in less than 24 hours.
Protests broke out across the country on Wednesday night, in cities like New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago, and continued on Thursday night.
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