Thursday, May 24

Students protest election with ‘Love Trumps Hate Rally’ on campus


Hundreds of students chanted and waved signs as they marched through UCLA on Thursday afternoon at a "Love Trumps Hate" event organized by several student groups. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)

Hundreds of students chanted and waved signs as they marched through UCLA on Thursday afternoon at a "Love Trumps Hate" event organized by several student groups. (Miriam Bribiesca/Photo editor)


This post was updated Nov. 10 at 2:08 p.m.

Students raised their fists in the air while marching from Kerckhoff Hall on Thursday afternoon in protest of Donald Trump’s election.

More than 500 students marched up Bruin Walk after assembling in front of Kerckhoff Hall at 11 a.m. The protesters passed Powell Library and Dodd Hall and walked to the Court of Sciences at about 12:40 p.m. before reconvening at Kerckhoff Hall at 1 p.m.

Young Progressives Demanding Action at UCLA organized the “Love Trumps Hate Rally” and spread the word on Facebook. The protest is the second on campus since the election results were announced. About 2,000 students marched through campus and Westwood to protest Donald Trump early Wednesday morning.

[See more: Bruins react with protest, on the streets and social media]

Students spoke in support of progressive values and ethnic minorities at the rally. Students from the University of Southern California and California State University, Los Angeles, also attended the rally.

Protesters chanted “We reject the president-elect,” “Not our president” and “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA”. Students also chanted “1-2-3-4, slavery, genocide and war, 5-6-7-8 America was never great” in opposition of Trump’s presidential campaign slogan, “Make America great again”.

YPDA president Gabby Martinez said she thinks UCLA students should use civil disobedience to effect change.

“We will continue to work and strategize for how to deal with a Trump presidency,” said Martinez, a fourth-year political science student.

Maite Zubiaurre, associate dean for equity, diversity and inclusion, said at the rally she thinks UCLA should try to understand the election results and work together toward a better future.

“As faculty, we are here for you and look forward to working together,” Zubiaurre said. “Silence is not an option.”

Nicolas Cazalis, YPDA vice president and a third-year political science and economics student, said he thinks the election marked a defeat of progressive values.

“We created this event to not only fight for those values but to gather students in unity to express their dissent,” Cazalis said.

Bianca Brown, a second-year physiological science student, carried a handmade poster reading “#NotMyPrez.” Brown said her parents are Trump supporters and threatened to stop paying her tuition if she did not support Trump.

“I have to repress all these feelings around (my parents),” Brown said. “This is me finally having a voice and being able to say ‘Fuck Donald Trump.’”

[Related: Professors shift academic schedules after election]

Angelica Castillo, a fourth-year anthropology student, said some of her family members are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. She added they are worried they will be separated from their families because of Trump’s immigration reform proposals.

Dominique Thompson, a fourth-year cognitive science student, said she thinks protesters want to voice their dissent instead of chaotically revolting.

“I cried for a couple of days, but this feels a lot better than crying,” Thompson said.

Students then walked back to Kerckhoff, where a speaker asked students to occupy the space. About 20 students remained sitting in front of the building at about 2 p.m.

Contributing reports from Ryan Leou, Austin Pink, Yiling Liu, Emily McCormick and David Yaghutiel, Daily Bruin staff.

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  • DJ

    Their actions are embarrassing and childish. I speak for myself and other UCLA students who listened to the crude chants with incredulity.

    The democratic process has spoken–even if you are unhappy with the results of the election like myself.

    • SH

      I listened to the chants and I believe that they have the right to voice their opinions. We should not silence their voices.

      • garyfouse

        No, we should not silence them. We can ignore them, however.

    • Liz Myers Imphong

      Something to make us all feel better is that Hillary Clinton won by the popular vote! A majority of Americans wanted her to be President! She only lost because of the absurd system of electoral college! I’m going to show Trump the same level of respect and support that the Republican’s have shown President Obama over the past eight years!

      • Ken Murray

        Liz, you are wrong. If we were using the raw vote, Hillary would have lost. How can this be? Because the Constitution REQUIRES that the winner have a majority of the votes (electoral college for now).

        If they do not, then the election goes to the House to select a President. The GOP controls the House by a big majority….So Trump would have won, because Hillary did NOT get 50% of the raw vote.

    • J Russell-Figueroa

      If the democratic process had spoken Hillary would’ve won– she won the popular vote. Don’t speak for anyone but yourself. Don’t try to brush away the legitimate concerns of the protestors by describing their constitutional right to protest as “embarrassing or childish”. What’s truly embarrassing is that the “leader of the free world” is now a racist, bigoted fascist.

      • Dre_loves_Trump

        And that is your opinion my friend – now go back into your little basement. You lost decisively and the country has spoken. Bye bye. Maybe now we can talk about real issues – Immigration, NAFTA, and Education NOT transgender bathrooms, marijuana legalization, and hurting ones feelings w/ Halloween costumes..

      • peepsqueek

        Much of it is childish, if you read the protest signs. Protest in front of your elected Representatives Offices and don’t block traffic. It appeared everyone was happy when Trump made a mess out of sixteen professional Republicans in the primaries. Now that Trump stopped the 30 year old Clinton Machine, it is a victory against the establishment. Many of the Trump supporters are working class people who are tired of not being listened to or heard in Washington. I get that!

  • TW
    • peepsqueek

      What does that mean? It does not tell the readers- “why?”

  • Mike Smith

    One might have hoped that UCLA student protesters would articulate some thoughtful comments versus childish profanities.

    The ability to scream “F*** Trump” hardly demonstrates serious leadership potential.

  • Ken Murray

    Once again, many students have chosen to make their statement, by choosing not to vote. Ok, you’ve given.up the chance for free tuition, as proposed by the democrats. Fine, as a lifelong democrat active in politics, I will take what you’ve said to heart, and will not support that proposal again. Let the Repubs raise tuition to whatever levels they want, it’ll keep the riff-raff out of the University, as intended.

    • Liz Myers Imphong

      Hillary won the popular vote!! I know she didn’t win the election obviously. I cannot support anyone who voted for Trump, family or
      others because they have the same values as Trump, racism and bullying. Their values are not my values and I will not expose my children to a man who is like Hitler!!!

      • Dre_loves_Trump

        The only ones acting like Hitler are the sore losers violently protesting in the streets… That Hitler BS did not work and will never work.. First generation immigrant right here who voted Trump and so did my entire immigrant family. “Let’s make America use Common Sense again”

      • LiberalsAreSensitiveBeings

        Ergo, anyone who voted for Hillary mimics her values too: corruption, deceit, and silencing of accusers (Bill’s). Your undeveloped arguments work both ways, my friend.

      • Ken Murray

        Liz, it stretches credulity when you say that you cannot support family members or friends who disagreed with you about this. Think HARD on this: These are people you know well, do you know them to be racists and bullys? If your family member is dying, you will not support their passing?

        What a hateful position. What happened to the love? What happened to gentle pursuasion? Is your action with human beings when they don’t agree with you, to throw them away? You are perfectly positioned to lead us into the next war, against people who are not really human, by your definition??

      • garyfouse

        Liz,

        Before you compare Trump to Hitler, read up on Hitler and what he did.

  • cheatON!

    out of 30000 plus students only 500 Hillary supporters? Sad!

    • Lolwut

      The UCLA community supported Hillary by a very large margin. Most Bruins chose to express that support by voting, which is a far more productive approach than these protests could ever hope to be.

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/100000940544991/ Frankie Schultz

    Hang on a tick….aren’t these the “Love Trumps Hate” people?

  • LiberalsAreSensitiveBeings

    Congratulations to Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Sophistry Kang—this is a direct reflection of the type of trophies-for-everyone culture that his office promulgates.

    I thought the Democrats preached tolerance of different viewpoints?

  • Ben Fischbane

    Just when I thought the salt couldn’t get any better. Seeing the lefty tears has made this month hard to top. Too bad it also made me realize this university consists of a large portion of man children.

  • Dr Eric

    NO: HE ACTUALLY’S HAS BEEN CALLED “THE WINNER”, BECAUSE……

    THE CLERKS OF COURT DIDN’T SIGN/ENFORCE THE DEFAULT-WARRANTS (PROVING THEY WERE BOTH CONSTITUTIONALLY DISQUALIFIED UNDER ARTICLE 1, SECTIONS 3&6 AND THE 12TH AND 25TH AMENDMENTS) …..

    LIKE THE CLERK OF CONGRESS SIGNS/ENFORCES MEASURES THAT DEFAULT INTO LAW VIA THE PRESIDENT’S NON-SIGNATURE IN 10 DAYS, 15 MAX., AUTOMATICALLY……ARTICLE 1, SECTION 7 OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION….THE MALFUNCTION IN PROPER GRAND JURY FUNCTION THAT’S CREATED THE DEFICITS, ENEMY ARMING FOREIGN LOANS AND A 60%+ EXAGGERATED CRIME/DEBT/DEATH RATE…..

    DON’T “SECEDE” FROM “PROPER GOVERNMENT/GRAND-JURY FUNCTION; “SUCCEED” BY REFUSING TO PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAXES UNTIL YOUR TAX-PAID-GRAND-JURY-BENEFITS/FUNCTIONS ARE PROVIDED…..

    ___________
    ___________
    BE RIGHT, BE THE AUTHORITY……..DON’T REBEL(AGAINST AUTHORITY), REVOLT (AGAINST INJUSTICE)…….(DON’T LET THEM CENSOR LOVE FROM YOUR COMMUNITIES ANOTHER DAY)…..

    As these cases, since 1988-88, reprove (ALL GRAND JURY PRESENTED, AS WELL AS SERVED UPON THE ACCUSEDS AND UNANSWERED IN 10 DAYS, 15 MAX.), the proper grand jury function needed to have “truly representative government” isn’t functioning properly…….just as the Clerk of Congress is supposed to sign and enforce (via notification of appropriate enforcement bodies) all “BILLS THAT BECOME LAW VIA DEFAULT, WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE”, so too the Clerk of Court of our various Local Grand Juries is supposed to sign and enforce all petitions that are presented to the grand jury, as well as served upon the accused……and the accused doesn’t preponderably-answer in 10 days, 15 max.)…..(as Article 1, Section 7 of the U. S. CONSTITUTION and Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure equally-duplicates in the Judiciary)….

    The reason this proper Constitutional/Governmental/Grand-Jury function has been deleted/censored from our educational systems is, of course, to engage in such Trusts and Treasuries looting (which requires massive quantities of juryless/grand-jury-unpresented benefit-decisions that would not withstand an impartial/properly-functioning grand jury’s scrutiny/oversight/presentment, in order to cause an actuarial defying “deficit”). Though much of these “proper function upgrades” is new (from the discovery of the Unification Science Dr. Einstein predicted and we discovered and used, with Reagan, in the 1980s to eliminate Social Security Trust’s Deficit and pass the “1984 U. S. Bankruptcy and Judiciary Revision Act” (which act “PUT ALL JURYLESS PROCEEDINGS, WHICH ARE DERIVED FROM BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS, BACK IN THEIR PROPER POSITION, PRIVATE AND VOLUNTARY, UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE LOCAL GRAND JURY, ADMINISTERED BY THE COURT’S PRESIDING JUDGE, DE NOVO—WITHOUT OFFICIAL VOICE/VOTE”….JUST AS THE U.S. PRESIDENT IS FOR THE HOUSE AND THE V.P. IS FOR THE SENATE, DE NOVO, WITHOUT OFFICIAL VOICE/VOTE)….THE ONLY WAY THAT GRAND JURORS DO NOT “HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF WRONGDOING AND FAIL/REFUSE TO TAKE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION” (ENGAGE IN CRIMINAL-NEGLIGENCE, MISPRISION, AND MALFEASANCE) WHENEVER AFFIRMATIONS OF WRONGDOING ARE PRESENTED TO THE GRAND JURY…..[The “1984 Act” Guaranteeing, beyond doubt, that any/all juryless proceedings are, were, had always been, and shall always be OBSTRUCTIONS OF JUSTICE AND WITNESS/EVIDENCE/GRAND-JURY TAMPERINGS, whenever they were “officially objected to”, minimally, that is, whenever Americans fulfilled their Minimum Civic Duties and presented evidence of wrongdoing to the grand jury, directly, if otherwise-obstructed/tampered…..thusly, via such “1984 Act”, restoring the proper, Unification Science Verified/Re-Verifiable interpretations of the 5th Amendment, Article 6, as well as Article 18 of the 1776 Declaration of Independence and Article 12 of the 1777 Articles of Confederation, etc.)…..

    Moreover, as the Local Grand Juries, State and Federal, are our most/truly representative government bodies, WITHOUT THEIR PROPER FUNCTION (WHICH WE’VE PAID TAXED FOR, SINCE 1776), ANY/ALL TAXATION IS ILLEGAL “TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION” (A/K/A “RACKETEETING”, THEFT VIA FRAUD FOR PROPER GRAND JURY FUNCTIONS/BENEFITS WHICH AREN’T BEING PROVIDED)…..AND ANY/ALL REFUSALS TO PAY SUCH INCOME TAXES ARE “LAWFUL REVOLUTION” (AS THE “FOUNDING FATHERS REVOLUTION” IN 1776), NOT “CRIME AND DEBT EXPANDING ACTS OF REBELLION OR CIVIL AND/OR WORLD WAR” AS ALL OTHER NON-PAYMENTS ARE AND MUST BE…

    Thusly, SINCE WE LEGALLY/CONSTITUTIONALLY WON THE PRESIDENCY IN 2016 (AND, TECHNICALLY, SINCE 1988, WITHOUT ALL POSSIBLE LOCAL GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS 1988-2012, ONLY MAKING THE REQUIRED GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS TO THE LEGISLATURES/CONGRESS, 1988-2012), HOLDING GRAND JURY WARRANTS TO THE “LEGALLY DUE IF NO OTHER APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY QUALIFIED OFFICE”, PAYCHECKS, BENEFITS, AUTHORITIES, ETC., SINCE 2012, FULLY (AND 1988, OTHERWISE)…..AND, SINCE NONE OF THE OTHER APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES HAVE FULFILLED THEIR “MINIMUM CIVIC DUTIES” (NEITHER PROSECUTING THE GRAND JURY MALFUNCTIONS THAT’VE CAUSED THE DEFICITS NOR THE TRUST-DEFICITS, THEMSELVES, AS I HAVE DONE, SINCE BEFORE 1980, PROVING OUR “NEW DEAL TRUSTS’ TRIPLE PENALTY DAMAGES” ALLOWED NO POSSIBILITY OF A DEFICIT/BANKRUPTCY THEREIN)….ALL OTHER APPLICANTS/CANDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENCY HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF CRIMINAL-NEGLIGENCE, MISPRISION, AND MALFEASANCE (IF A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE) REGARDING BOTH THE TAX-PAID-GRAND-JURY-BENEFITS-THEFTS THAT ALLOW SUCH “PROVEN/REPROVABLE FALSE DEFICITS” AND THE THEFT OF TAX-PAID TREASURY DOLLARS, USED TO REPAY THE ILLEGAL/FRAUDULENTLY-ORIGINATED, ENEMY-ARMING-FOREIGN-LOANS THAT’VE BEEN FRAUDULENTLY JUSTIFIED VIA SUCH TRUSTS’ “DEFICITS” (STOLEN TRUST/TREASURY DOLLARS THAT’VE BEEN USED TO BUILD WORLD’S LARGEST RUSSIAN SUBS, CHINESE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AND ILLEGALLY BUY “BALANCE OF POWER” CHANGING URANIUM QUANTITIES FROM CANADA)…..ALL ARRESTABLE OFFENSES, UNDER ARTICLE 1 SECTIONS 3&6, AS WELL AS THE DEFAULT WARRANTS I’VE OBTAINED AGAINST THEM (AFTER NOTIFYING THEM AND LOCAL GRAND JURIES, EVEN BEFORE THE PARTY PRIMARIES OCCURRED, WITHOUT AN ANSWER FROM ANY OF THEM), MAKING/PROVING THEM ALL “CONSTITUTIONALLY DISQUALIFIED” UNDER THE 12TH AND 25TH AMENDMENTS TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION!!!

    So, DON’T REBEL AND WAGE WAR (CIVIL WAR) AGAINST YOUR COUNTRY (PROPER GRAND JURY FUNCTION), REVOLT, INSTEAD, AND LEGALLY HOLD A REVOLUTION AGAINST THE OPPOSERS OF YOUR CONSTITUTION’S/GOVERNMENT’S/GRAND-JURIES’ PROPER FUNCTION…..AND DEMAND THE PROPER GRAND JURY FUNCTIONS/BENEFITS YOU AND YOURS HAVE PAID TAXES FOR, SINCE 1776) AS WELL AS THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE GRAND JURY WARRANTS FOR THE LEGAL/CONSTITUTIONAL WINNER OF THE PRESIDENCY IN 2016, AT LEAST……AND GET THE “MORE REPRESENTATION AND PROPER GOVERNMENT/GRAND-JURY FUNCTION” YOU’VE PAID FOR, INSTEAD OF THE “LESS REPRESENTATIVE, LESS PROPER GRAND JURY FUNCTION” ANYTHING/EVERYTHING ELSE GUARANTEES……SUPPORT AND DEFEND “LEGAL REVOLUTION” AGAINST THE OPPOSERS OF OUR “ONE TRUE GOVERNMENT ON EARTH”, NOT “ILLEGAL REBELLION AGAINST VALID GOVERNMENT, JUSTICE, AND THE LOVE FROM WHICH ITS ALL DERIVED” (WHICH “NEW HIGHER SCIENCE OF LOVE”, WAS DISCOVERED WITH UNIFICATION SCIENCE, BY THE SAME PERSON WHO HOLDS THE GRAND JURY WARRANTS FOR THE PRESIDENCY, SINCE 2012, AT LEAST)

    RCCFM, Always(c);

    Dr. Eric Williams-Durand
    http://www.TakeBackYourGovernmentCampaign.Blogspot.com
    http://www.NoNewSalesTaxes.Blogspot.com
    http://www.GrandJuriesNow.Blogspot.com
    http://www.RealLoveMarriages.Blogspot.com
    http://www.RevoltDontRebel.Blogspot.com
    [email protected]

    NOTE: ALL THOSE WHO’VE ENGAGED IN DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ENCOURAGED TO “USE THE REAL MONROE DOCTRINE” (18 WHEN HE SIGNED THE 1776 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, MAKING “THE AGE OF ADULTHOOD/CONSENT 18 FOREVER”—18 OR EMANCIPATED, IN FACT—AND “NULLIFYING OUR INDEPENDENCE TO DECLARE OTHERWISE”, AS IT WOULD NULLIFY HIS SIGNATURE/VOTE)…..SO, THOSE 18 AND ABOVE, JUSTLY-REVOLTING INSTEAD OF ILLEGALLY-REBELLING, ARE ENCOURAGED TO “FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE ABOVE-WEBSITE” AND “TAKE BACK YOUR GOVERNMENT” IN 10 DAYS, 15 MAX. (ITS BEST IF USED DURING ELECTIONS, BUT WORKS ALL YEAR LONG)…..AND THOSE UNDER 18 ARE ENCOURAGED TO “TAKE THE EMANCIPATION TEST” AT www,PRLog.Org/10439874 (FREE FOR ALL THOSE “REVOLTING INSTEAD OF REBELLING”) AND APPLY FOR AN ELECTED OFFICE, AS SOON AS YOU CAN PASS THE EXAM!!!

  • garyfouse

    Students also chanted “1-2-3-4, slavery, genocide and war, 5-6-7-8 America was never great” in opposition of Trump’s presidential campaign slogan, “Make America great again”.

    That pretty much sums up the attitudes of these students. Maybe that’s one reason Trump won in the first place.

  • Ken Murray

    President Obama said it when confronted by a protester at a rally: “Don’t boo, VOTE!”
    Students largely chose not to do that. Live with it, like the rest of us will have to.