Hundreds of UH protesters clash over President-elect Trump

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Protesters voicing concerns about increased racial tension since the election of Donald Trump demonstrated on the University of Houston campus Monday and were met by counter-protesting Trump supporters.

The height of the anti-Trump march included at least 200 students, according to a University official. Police were present, but no arrests were made, the official said.

Abby, who asked that her last name not be used, said she's been called racial slurs on campus since election night.

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"There were people wearing Trump gear and they would, you know, shout the N-word at me and I was like OK. There's no need for that kind of language," she said.

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"They feel like since they had a presidential candidate who was elected by the electoral college that they can speak to people that way."

Trump supporters like Scott Shannon came to counter-protest. Wearing a "Hillary for Prison" t-shirt, Shannon said he wanted to voice his beliefs because he thinks Trump supporters are underrepresented in the media.

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"I was hoping maybe I could debunk some lies and myths that the media and everyone has been telling about Donald Trump," Shannon said.

Students had mixed opinions on whether the protests and debates were productive.



"A lot of things that have gotten accomplished in America have gotten accomplished through protests," said student Tyler Thompson.

"When it comes down to it, it's really not going to change anything. I mean Donald Trump is going to be president whether you like it or not," Shannon said.

Abby said organizers want to show unity among minority groups.

"We just want everyone to know they are safe and they have allies despite how bad everything is," she said.
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