Photos: Protesting Trump in Toronto

On a cold and rainy afternoon at 1:00 on Saturday, November 19, hundreds of people gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to protest.

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The protest was against Trump’s hateful rhetoric, usedthe hateful rhetoric used by President-elect Donald J. Trump throughout his run for president as the Republican nominee.

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Many of the protesters were a part of socialist movements here in Canada.

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However, most were just average people with a genuine concern for putting an end to hate speech.

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Some came out to express their dissatisfaction towards a Trump presidency.

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A few people even came out to show support for Trump.

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Tensions boiled over between both sides of the protest, which lead to a confrontation.

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One person was arrested.

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The protest moved down the street to the Trump International Hotel and Tower located on Bay St.

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Donald Trump does not own this building himself, but protesters on both sides continued to demonstrate for symbolic reasons.

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In the end, protesters on all sides remained relatively peaceful. They demonstrated their beliefs of the direction they thought Canada should go in. Some embraced the American influence, others despised it. At the end of the day, demonstrators joined in the singing of the national anthem outside of the Trump International.