About 24 students at UNC Charlotte protested the election of president-elect Donald Trump on Monday.
They chanted “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!” on a corner of lawn in front of the campus’s Fretwell building.
Interrupted by sporadic heckling from pedestrians, the students decried what they view as the racism inherent in the Republican’s Nov. 8 win. Their speeches blamed Trump supporters and UNCC’s own administration as part of what they view as problems to be overcome.
Student speakers predicted their movement will fight immigration, environmental and other issues during Trump’s term.
Jose Mujica of the UNCC group Customer 49 accused Trump’s campaign of “gaming” the system in winning by electoral college votes but losing the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
“I feel that’s not only inherently undemocratic and it’s not only me,” he said. “This is a relatively small rally but in terms of what you see across the country people are rising up.”
Protests have continued in cities across the U.S. since Trump’s election.