Hundreds of people protest against Trump in French capital

People hold banners and shout slogans against US President-elect Donald Trump, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. A few hundreds of critics of Trump have marched through Paris to express concern about his respect for human rights, women and minorities. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People hold banners and shout slogans against US President-elect Donald Trump, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. A few hundreds of critics of Trump have marched through Paris to express concern about his respect for human rights, women and minorities. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

PARIS (AP) — A few hundred people have protested in Paris against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, expressing their concern about whether he will respect human rights, women and minorities.

Protesters, including many Americans living in France, took to the streets Saturday in the Eiffel Tower neighborhood behind a large banner “Paris against Trump.”

Youssef Al-Moughrabi, born in California and studying in Paris, told The Associated Press that “we are not contesting election results. But in every democracy I believe there is a government and there is an opposition, in a healthy democracy, and we are the opposition.”

Many placards could be seen in the crowd with messages against racism, misogyny, Islamophobia, “homophobia” and “white nationalism.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s