Social media erupted with threats of violence and death against Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday, as thousands of people protested in major cities across the U.S.
But the threats have not been against Trump alone.
Those who voted for Trump – rather than pro-abortion Democrat Hillary Clinton or a third-party candidate – also are facing threats of violence from angry protesters.
A California protester told CNN: “If we don’t fight, who is going to fight for us? There will be casualties on both sides. There will be, because people have to die to make a change in this world. Trump, enough with your racism. Stop splitting families. Don’t split my family.”
Another video posted and later removed from YouTube showed a group of black men beating a white man, supposedly because he voted for Trump, according to InfoWars.
“You voted Trump,” the group screamed as they hit and kicked the man. “You gonna pay for that s—.”
Police said they arrested at least 100 people at anti-Trump rallies in dozens of cities across the U.S. last night as mass violence broke out, according to the Washington Post.
There is no question that this has been one of the most intense, divisive presidential elections in the modern era. Neither of the two major party candidates had strong favorability ratings among the general public, and several polls suggested that a number of voters were voting “against” the opposing major party candidate rather than “for” the candidate.