Chicago Protesters Urge That Every Vote Be Counted (+Video)

Chicago Protesters Urge That Every Vote Be Counted (+Video)

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 1,000 demonstrators gathered peacefully in downtown Chicago Wednesday to demand that every vote be counted as US President Donald Trump tries to stop key battleground states from counting votes.

The protest began and ended at the Daley Plaza, where organizers handed out signs reading “Stop Trump” and “Trump/Pence Out Now” and speakers addressed the crowd.

A number of labor and progressive groups — ranging from the SEIU Healthcare, a healthcare workers’ union, and the Chicago Teachers’ Union to Grassroots Collaborative, a community engagement nonprofit, and Indivisible Chicago Alliance, a political activism group — came together to organize the event.

“Across this country, we fought for a fair and free election for people to have the right to cast their votes, whether it be through mail, early or on Election Day,” said Erica Bland-Durosinmi, executive vice president of SEIU Healthcare. “And we will not stop until every vote is counted.”

The crowd later marched on Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive but did not reach Trump Tower because of heavy presence of security forces.

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