#TrumpProtest top trending Twitter hashtag worldwide

Rappler Social Media Team
Social media is torn over whether the #TrumpProtest helps or hurts the democratic process

epa05082755 Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA 28 December 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

MANILA, Philippines – US President-elect Donald Trump’s claim to the throne was a shock to many around the world, and supporters of his rival, Hillary Clinton, wasted no time taking to the streets and to social media to show their indignation. 

Soon, the hashtag #TrumpProtest – referring to several on-ground protests across the US after Trump’s victory, most notably outside the Trump Towers in New York City – trended on Twitter worldwide.

Many used the hashtag in a positive way, hoping to lend inspiration to fellow disappointed voters and show what was happening at the rallies.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>This little girl has more knowledge and compassion that half of this country. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> <a href=”https://t.co/ZgBXRwACQ4″>pic.twitter.com/ZgBXRwACQ4</a></p>&mdash; ✝ (@DaisyyBabee23) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DaisyyBabee23/status/796582698135392256″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>just got back from the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> in NYC at trump tower – packed, peaceful, &amp; inspiring. <a href=”https://t.co/Z0HKPf43JX”>pic.twitter.com/Z0HKPf43JX</a></p>&mdash; Tyler Oakley (@tyleroakley) <a href=”https://twitter.com/tyleroakley/status/796582141039624193″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Protesting is democracy too. It shows those who feel marginalized that they are not alone. That&#39;s important. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a></p>&mdash; Lana Huyen (@lanahuyen) <a href=”https://twitter.com/lanahuyen/status/796568216696856576″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I proudly marched in the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> to show the world that this despicable man does not speak for half of us. History is watching.</p>&mdash; Jeff Heimbrock (@jheimbrock) <a href=”https://twitter.com/jheimbrock/status/796559866362036225″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Thousands of people line the streets of American cities to protest. Our voices will be heard. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotMyPresident?src=hash”>#NotMyPresident</a> <a href=”https://t.co/kuyZduwN1u”>pic.twitter.com/kuyZduwN1u</a></p>&mdash; Jordan (@jordansdiamonds) <a href=”https://twitter.com/jordansdiamonds/status/796541924945592321″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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Others, however, used the hashtag in mockery, implying that the protesters were being spoiled brats or sore losers.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> When Barack won we weren&#39;t pleased, we went on with our lives. These riots portray the weakness &amp; deviance that is leftism.</p>&mdash; andieiam (@andieiamwhoiam) <a href=”https://twitter.com/andieiamwhoiam/status/796589790703579138″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Intolerant Bigots take to the streets and demand a trophy<br><br> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> <a href=”https://t.co/otnTXoo6cG”>pic.twitter.com/otnTXoo6cG</a></p>&mdash; Villi Wilson (@Conservative_VW) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Conservative_VW/status/796598094418710528″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I once read in the constitution that if you protest for a week straight you can overturn the results of an election <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a></p>&mdash; We did it. (@PizzaPartyBen) <a href=”https://twitter.com/PizzaPartyBen/status/796547390937235456″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Me drinking the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LiberalTears?src=hash”>#LiberalTears</a> of the crybabies at the <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> <a href=”https://t.co/Dc5JioI0ad”>pic.twitter.com/Dc5JioI0ad</a></p>&mdash; Mark Dice (@MarkDice) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/796589709338165249″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Prolly only 2% of people actually understand this <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/TrumpProtest?src=hash”>#TrumpProtest</a> <a href=”https://t.co/2wM95irrni”>pic.twitter.com/2wM95irrni</a></p>&mdash; IGZ (@igzrap) <a href=”https://twitter.com/igzrap/status/796587467235270656″>November 10, 2016</a></blockquote>
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