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Post-election vigil at UM draws hundreds

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Trump's critics gathered at UM and elsewhere around the country to protest the president-elect.

Hundreds of people gathered on U of M's Ann Arbor campus yesterday to protest Donald Trump's election. The president-elect used sexist and racially charged speech for the majority of his campaign.

David Schafer is a senior at U of M.

He says the key for students is to stay involved after the vigil.

“I think it's ensuring that our work does not start and stop tonight or even tomorrow or next week,” he said. “I think it's continuing to challenge people who might be saying problematic things.

The crowd gathered outside the school's library to discuss their fears and concerns.

“I've never been so scared for my future, and I'm a white female and I can't imagine the people who have it even worse than I do,” said Haley Pierce, a junior at U of M.

Trump won Michigan by more than 13,000 votes in the election.

Ann Arbor is known to be one of the most liberal cities in the state. 

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