*Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the location change of the rally.
Rams Against Trump will host a Fort Collins Peace and Solidarity rally Saturday, Nov. 12 at Civic Center Park in Fort Collins from 3-5 p.m. in response to the presidential election results.
According to the rally’s official Facebook page, organizers of the rally will not tolerate violence, vandalism, graffiti or intimidation of passerby. The rally is intended to be a peaceful event to bring members of the community together in solidarity for anyone who was negatively affected by the news of Donald Trump’s presidency.
The rally’s time and location has changed several times since it was originally posted on Facebook. It was originally scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at City Park, then it was changed to City Hall when over 1,400 people said they would be interested in attending the event on the rally’s official Facebook page. The organizers briefly suggested hosting it at CSU’s campus after they were in contact with Fort Collins Police, but received several negative responses to the idea. The most recent change is back to Civic Center Park from 3-5 p.m.
According to the Facebook page, a total of 570 people said they would be attending the event.
Silent protests and a campus conversation at the Diversity House occurred Nov. 9 following the news that Donald Trump earned 290 electoral votes. A flashlight vigil in Old Town plaza occurred Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.
The Fort Collins Peace and Solidarity rally is one of a few expected to occur in the coming week in response to Trump’s presidency. A DACA Student Support Rally is planned for Monday, Nov. 14 from 12-1:30 p.m. on the LSC Plaza to support undocumented students on and campus and as a response to the student “free speech wall.“
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Collegian reporter Haley Candelario can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @H_Candelario98.