Protests continue after election of Trump

On a busy Houston street corner, dozens of people came to send president-elect Donald Trump a message.

HOUSTON- On a busy Houston street corner, dozens of people came to send president-elect Donald Trump a message.

"This is his welcome wagon," said Vanessa Ryan. "We want him to know he might have been picked, but you're not our president. Not for us."

Despite calls for unity from President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the president-elect these protesters aren't ready to embrace Trump.

"I do not give a would be fascist a chance," said Roni Smith. "Hitler was given a chance and you see what happened. We do nto want to repeat history like that in the United States."

In the small crowd of people were immigrants, Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, different groups of people Trump made fun of or insulted on the road to the White House. Julie Porras brought her disabled daughter Elena to the protest.

"She saw a president who got forward by mocking people who had different abilities," said Julie Porras. "I don't want that to be in her future."

She wanted to show Elena her voice matters.

"She struggles with reading and writing, but she doesn't struggle with right or wrong, so she already has an advantage on president-elect Trump," said Porras.

HPD officers outnumber protesters Sunday just in case things got too rowdy.

24 hours earlier in Austin, riot police were on hand as racial unrest spilled out at a rally outside the state capitol. White Lives Matter protesters faced off with STop Fascism protesters. A total of eight people were arrested.

The protests have multiplied in cities across the country since Trump's election. The country clearly still divided.

"I wouldn't have gotten angry," said Tyce Andrews. "We came here to show there's another side and there are other people who support Donald Trump."

The people at this intersection hoping for the best, but deep down, they say, expecting the worst.

"We will see, hopefully he will change, but I doubt it," said Ryan. "He showed us his true colors.

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