Protest Leaders Talk Nashville March

Posted at 7:56 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 23:36:36-05

Fisk University students took to the streets to protest the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election, and picked up others along the way.

"People were supporting us, people honking their horns, people getting out. There were people who got off the bus to support us and sat in the middle of the street with us," said Alex Wilson, Fisk University Sophomore.

But not everyone was so supportive of their efforts.

"One thing that really hurt was going on channel 5's facebook page and reading all of these comments, saying this is white America or these students should run over they should be thrown in jail, they should get jobs," said Justin Jones, Fisk University Senior.

NewsChannel 5's Facebook with flooded with more than 6 thousand comments, many expressing their disgust towards the protestors. But Jones believes hateful comments is part of what is dividing the country.

"What these people don't understand is that we're fighting for their children too, we're fighting for them too. And we're fighting for a future in which many of them come from the same socioeconomic status as us, fighting for them to have healthcare," said Jones.

Nashville will continue to see bodies lining the streets again.

"We're going to keep doing this until Trump reconciles with his statements he made. He talks about how he wants unity but there can be no unity until there's an apology," said Jones.

Students want to participate in bringing about the change, rather than just standing by.

"We want him to succeed because his success is our success. But we also want him to include us in this new greater America he's talking about," said Jones.