If You See an Anti-Trump Protester Wearing a Safety Pin on Their Clothes, Here’s What It Means

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:

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:


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.

What do you think?

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