Donald Trump’s victory came as a surprise to many, but the blatant violence by some Trump supporters has shocked everyone. Across the nation, there have been reports of his supporters resorting to violent, racist attacks on minorities.
During his campaign, Donald Trump has been accused of cultivating Islamophobia and xenophobia. His supporters have resorted to violence within days of his victory. Fear has spread among the Muslims, LGBT, African Americans, and Hispanic communities.
Violence At Texas State University
Texas University police are investigating reports of fliers on the San Marcos campus advocating “spouting off all this diversity garbage” and “arrest and torture” of university leaders. At least five fliers were posted in various academic buildings.
The fliers featured pictures of armed men calling themselves “Texas State Vigilantes.” The flier suggested there was a need to organize, tar, and feather. Students from the university feel that after Donald Trump won the election, people were getting bolder. There have been violent demonstrations with reports of students carrying signs that read “Ban Muslims” and “Build That Wall.”
High School Students: Welcome To The Trump Era
Students at a local high school in Minneapolis suburb of Maple Grove were left shocked with the racist messages. The messages were painted across lockers of color students, and it read “F**k Ni**ers,” “F**k All Porch Monkeys,” “Whites Only.” The messages obviously had Trump’s name written along.
A district spokesperson confirmed the incident. He stated everyone was horrified by the incident and that such acts are against the values of the district and the schools.
Attack On A Muslim Girl At San-Diego State University
Two men intercepted a female student walking towards her car. They made comments about her hijab, her Muslim faith, and Trump before stealing her car. Both the accused are still at large.
SDSU President Elliot Hirshman said, “We condemn this hateful act and urge all members of our community to join us in condemning such heinous acts.”
Middle School Students Chant “Build The Wall.”
Students at Michigan’s Royal Oak Middle were captured on video chanting, “Build the wall! Build the wall!” The superintendent said in the statement that the school will work with the students. Furthermore, the students will learn about the ramifications their words have on other communities.
He further added, “Our school district and each building in it works every day to be a welcoming community for all, inclusive and caring, where all students know they are valued, safe and supported.”
Racist Messages in North Carolina
“Black lives don’t matter, and neither does your votes,” reads the racist message written a day after Trump’s victory.
The authorities quickly removed the message on Thursday. The citizens of the area demonstrated unity and helped authorities remove the message.
Nazi Graffiti in Philadelphia
On Wednesday, a storefront in Philadelphia was vandalized with graffiti of “Seig Heil 2016” and a swastika. Wednesday also happened to be the 78th anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Philadelphia police reported multiple incidents of violence and vandalism but have not made any arrest yet. Graffiti featuring the words “Trump Rules” was also spray painted on several cars.
There have been several cases of alleged violence at the individual level. Chris Weatherd, a professor at the University of Tennessee, who had urged his Twitter followers to vote for Clinton, witnessed a racist crime first-hand after Trump’s victory. His car was vandalized with words “Trump” and “F**k You Ni**a” written all over it.
A Google engineer shared his experience of violent racist hate on Twitter. New York Times reporter Nick Fox also shared his story on Twitter. Young students across the countries are resorting to such violence. A black student said people are unable to react to the victory of Donald Trump. He was asked to pick cotton by a fellow student.
On the day after Trump was elected president, there were several stories of violence and racist crimes all over the internet. The problem faced by authorities is of distinguishing between an actual incident and a fabricated story.
A Lie Against Trump Supporters By A Louisiana Student
A minority student in Louisiana has alleged that two Trump supporters had robbed her of her purse and hijab in a racially motivated attack, as reported by Fox News.
The Lafayette Police Department said in a statement that the 18-year-old student had fabricated the story and no such incident had ever occurred. The woman will face charges according to the authorities.
A spokesperson said, “We don’t take this lightly, and it’s made national headlines now, there will be consequences.”
There have also been reports of Trump supporters being victims of violent hate crimes. A man was severely beaten by a group of Clinton supporters as he had voted for Trump. An attempt was also made to steal the man’s car.
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