Protesters against Trump take to the Vance Monument

A group of about 100 people, the majority of which were women, stood at the Vance Monument's corner for a couple of hours, protesting against president-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 11, 2016. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- People in protest of Donald Trump are rallying around the country, including downtown Asheville.

A group of about 100 people, the majority of which were women, stood at the Vance Monument's corner for a couple of hours, protesting against the president-elect.

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The women's message was loud and clear, saying their rights won't be protected with Trump in the Oval Office.

Protesters told News 13's Jerrika Insco they're not sad but angry at what the future could hold with Trump as president.

"(He) is a bigot. He's racist. He doesn't want women to have rights. There is talk of him overturning Roe vs. Wade," Jordan Floyd, a protester living in Asheville, said.

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"We have just elected a fascist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, horrible man who does not represent the values of this country," a protester, who wanted to remain anonymous, said.

Their goal is for Trump to be impeached. However, these protesters know that can't happen now and won't happen without a lot more people doing what they all did Friday night.

"(I want to) just show people that it's never wrong to stand up for what you believe in and, no matter what's going on around you, that you should always fight for what is right," Amaris Stewert, another protester, said.

"(We're) just putting a foot down and letting people know that we don't agree with the decision," Ambrose, who lives in Asheville, said.

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One man was arrested at that protest. That man says he was recording video of the protest when he was arrested for obstructing traffic. He was not participating in the actual protest.


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