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Hundreds attend anti-Trump rally in New Haven on Sunday

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Hundreds attended a rally in New Haven on Sunday afternoon, protesting President-elect Donald Trump. (WFSB) Hundreds attended a rally in New Haven on Sunday afternoon, protesting President-elect Donald Trump. (WFSB)
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Protests continue to take place across the country against President-elect Donald Trump, including Connecticut.

A protest was held in New Haven on Sunday afternoon, and was the third anti-Trump rally in the city since Thursday.

Hundreds of people took to the streets in downtown New Haven, united in their anger over the election of Donald Trump.

"We can't have an executive that's racist, that's bigoted, that's misogynist, that's homophobic. I mean he's the most unquantified presidential candidate in the history of our country and we elected him and I've got to do everything I can to denounce that,” said Stephen Urchick.

Susan Duval says she has never protested anything in her life, but felt compelled to show up on Sunday, saying children are the reason she wanted to take part in the demonstration.

"I have spent my entire life working with kids primarily middle school, junior high and high school teaching them about being a role model for civility and this election has just taken us backwards in so many different directions that I feel compelled to speak out,” Duval said.

"We were pretty devastated by the results of the election and we were devastated by how fearful people were sad and broken and how many groups were feeling ostracized and welcome in their own country and we wanted to put together a group to show our support," said rally organizer Yasmin Thornton.

She says while the protests won't change the result of the presidential election, it may encourage more people to get involved politically, in their own communities. 

"The one good thing that might come from this is that people are so furious but they need to act on that fury and get motivated and get moving and get active and involved,” Thornton said.

The protests in New Haven have been peaceful, with no arrests made or property having been damaged.

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