HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Several hundred protesters gathered at the steps of the state Capitol on Friday night to express their desire to peacefully discuss their concerns with President-elect Donald Trump.
Eileen Reinnagel helped organize the event and said that it needed to happen.
“There are people around the country and in our region who are still reeling,” Reinnagel said. “They are trying to wrap their arms around the fact that a man who created divisiveness will call the White House home.”
President Obama and Trump met at the White House on Thursday morning. Both talked about the importance of moving forward after a bruising campaign that many say widened the divisions in the country.
Hillary Clinton said Americans have to give Trump an opportunity to lead.
Michael Hall says there is still a lot of fear.
“He didn’t release his tax returns,” Hall said. “There are still a lot of things that are unknown and we always vetted the other presidential candidates better. We knew more about them.”
A lot of political leaders say that Americans need to leave the negative campaign rhetoric in the past while efforts are underway to bring in the Trump administration.
“When you promote racism and sexism, a lot of people can’t let stuff go overnight,” Reinagel said.