Hundreds of students rallied beside Storke Tower on UC Santa Barbara’s campus hours after Donald Trump was declared the next President of the United States.
The students chanted the university’s alma mater, voiced their opinions and shouted, “I’m afraid.”
Students tell us the rally initially began on Del Playa Drive and was moved towards Storke Tower. Multiple law enforcement officers were at the scene.
“I know that Trump ran a huge campaign on immigration so you can just imagine the fear in my family’s hearts when they found out this country is going to be run by that bigot,” said Remy Verduzco, a UCSB student.
The rally was mostly civil and consisted of Anti-Trump supporters. There were a few supporters of the newly elected president who claimed they were pushed around and punched in the face. However, there were students who reached out to the Trump supporters and understood that they also have a right to free speech.