Trump protesters are having a really hard time with the election results.
We’ve seen just how much it’s affected them as some block freeways and even riot.
And now they’re turning to a whole new thing: Wearing a safety pin in support of minorities who might feel marginalized by Trump’s win.
According to one safety pin wearer, there is a whole list of reasons for their movement. She shared this list written by the AV Club’s Caitlin Rosberg:
— wifeontheverge (@tiffmagid) November 11, 2016
If you wear a hijab, I’ll sit with you on the train.
If you’re trans, I’ll go to the bathroom with you.
If you’re a person of color, I’ll stand with you if the cops stop you.
If you’re a person with disabilities, I’ll hand you my megaphone.
If you’re an immigrant, I’ll help you find resources.
If you’re a survivor, I’ll believe you.
If you’re a refugee, I’ll make sure you’re welcome.
If you’re a veteran, I’ll take up your fight.
If you’re a LGBTQ, I won’t let anybody tell you you’re broken.
If you’re a woman, I’ll make sure you get home ok.
If you’re tired, me too.
If you need a hug, I’ve got an infinite supply.
If you need me, I’ll be with you. All I ask is that you be with me, too.
The trend is really catching on:
— Hunter ''October'' Sieckmeyer (@Sieckmeyer) November 11, 2016
— Nina (@ninasthinking) November 11, 2016
— CheapVeganChick (@CheapVeganChick) November 11, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter has more on how the movement started:
A movement has started in the U.S. of people wearing a safety pin in order to demonstrate they do not believe in the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, which has been called racist and xenophobic.
The safety pin is a way of showing they are a safe space for those who are afraid, many of whom are minorities.
The movement reportedly began over the summer in England following Brexit, also as a way to show refugees and immigrants they had friends.
Meanwhile, since winning the election, Trump has called for Americans to come together and be unified.