Saturday, November 19, 2016
PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY - 11-19-16
This afternoon a boisterous but non-confrontational rally held at Trinity Park expressed progressive concerns through handheld signs: global warming, gay rights, etc. The signs also expressed a willingness to reach out to others, trying to overcome political differences in light of Trump winning the presidential election: Unity, Love, Peace. Drivers honked in agreement as they drove by. Someone with an opposing view across the street expressed his opinion with the classic throat-slashing gesture.
Update: 11/28/16 The man in the photo says he was provoked when someone in the Peace & Unity rally shouted "Fuck Trump." He questioned the sincerity of the rally members regarding their message of unity. As a Trump supporter he's against socialism and communism, for example, free college.