Social justice warriors on campuses across the nation are up in arms over Donald Trump’s shocking and resounding victory in the 2016 presidential election Tuesday, and the fallout is getting ugly.
In Austin, Texas, anti-Trump protestors toted Mexican, rainbow and Communist flags and chanted “Si, se puede” – Spanish for “Yes, we can” – while pumping their fists in the air and heckling Trump supporters, a YouTube video shows.
A woman with a “Satanic feminist” shirt waived a cardboard sign at the head of the protest while her compadres yelled “Say it loud, say it clear, immigrants are welcome here!”
At American University, students torched American flags while screaming obscenities like “F*** Trump,” and declaring “America is dead” and “America doesn’t represent me!” KFDM reports.
Demonstrators told the news site the protest was organized by the Black Student Alliance, and videos of the ordeal posted online drew both support and scorn.
Flag burning at American University. Wow. pic.twitter.com/V0NZsfNMyz
— Maddy (@madelineele) November 9, 2016
“They burned maybe 4 flags,” an AU junior identified as Maddy posted to Twitter along with a video of the melee. “It’s against Trump and racism on campus and in the US. (From what I know)”
“Keep doing the things that got you Trump in the first place liberals …” Twitter user Kevin posted in response.
“Love seeing childish snowflakes stomp on the ground because they didn’t get their way,” Scott S. posted.
“We must drive out these fear mongering anti-American Marxists,” Jin Saotome wrote. “We cannot afford their affronts to our fine nation.”
“Talk about privilege … American tuition per year is $45,000,” Zoup added.
I just talked to a student who says he was shaking when he saw this image. 📸: Domanick, AU student pic.twitter.com/LPkcbeptA5
— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@ABC7Annalysa) November 9, 2016
A spokesperson for American University, of course, defended students burning Old Glory.
“#BREAKING A spokesperson for American University says students are expressing themselves, in response to the results of the election,” WJLA reporter Anna-Lysa Gayle posted to Twitter shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
Similar videos of leftist radicals burning the American flag in Oregon, Washington state, California and other places were also posted to the social media site.
A video from downtown Portland, Oregon showed a massive crowd cheering as the symbol of freedom was set ablaze.
In Seattle, street protests also broke early Wednesday, and some high school students stormed out of class to protest Trump’s surprise victory.
“Students chant make love not walls at impromptu walk out in west Seattle,” Katie Stern posted to Twitter with a video of the walkout.
According to the L.A. Times:
At Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students — half the entire student body — walked out of class after first period began at 8 a.m. in protest of Trump’s victory, Berkeley Unified School District officials said.
Earlier in the day, shortly after Trump delivered his victory speech in New York, an estimated 2,000 people rallied at UCLA, where two separate demonstrations merged into one, said UCLA police Sgt. Miguel Banuelos. …
The demonstration peaked about 1 a.m., when a Trump piñata was set on fire in a trash can outside a Westwood Boulevard store.
In other places, school officials offered special places for students to grieve the traumatic election.
John Unsworth, librarian at the University of Virginia, sent out an email to all faculty and staff Wednesday to make them aware facilities are available for students grieving Clinton’s historic loss.
“The Library is making the Harrison Small auditorium available from noon until closing on Friday (with a five-hour exception noted below), as a drop-in space for students, faculty, and staff who wish to discuss the election and its aftermath. We hope that will help us all to work together to ensure that in the time ahead, the University adheres to the core values identified in our mission statement …,” Unsworth wrote, citing the school’s “vibrant and unique residential learning environment” for the “free and collegial exchange of ideas, as well as “unwavering support of a collaborative, diverse community bound together by distinctive foundational values of honor, integrity, trust, and respect.”
“The Raven Society has the auditorium booked from 3-8 pm tomorrow, but other than that time slot, the auditorium will be turned over to this purpose through the end of the day Friday,” he wrote.