Americans Are Wearing Safety Pins In An Incredible Show Of Solidarity

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The simple yet powerful symbol supports people who are afraid of what a Trump presidency may have in store for them.

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, and millions of people are having a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea.

The business mogul on numerous occasions has talked against various groups of people. Be it women, people of color, Muslims, Mexicans or even white Americans, many Americans no longer feel safe in their own country.

To support minority groups, and those who are feeling threatened under the current situation, people are attaching a safety pin to their clothing. Using the simple but powerful symbol, they aim to display unity and strength in such trying times.

 

This is beautiful. Let's all be safe places for the many people who are anxious and afraid right now. #safetypin

A photo posted by Jamie Tworkowski (@jamietworkowski) on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movement first started in United Kingdom following Brexit, when an American woman known as Allison living in Britain wanted to show support and solidarity to others but didn’t know how.

“In a big city like London, or even in someplace smaller like a grocery store, or a coffee shop, we’re all just strangers to one another. It can be difficult for all of us to either reach out for help or offer help. A symbol as simple as a safety pin can be an important first step in showing solidarity and support for people who are scared and upset at this time,” she said.

Brits soon began posting selfies of themselves with safety pins attached to their clothes.

Hopefully, the thousands of people in the United States who are feeling unsafe and particularly afraid about the future will feel a little more comfortable and hopeful knowing there are others who support them. There is absolutely no place for racism, sexism, hate crime and xenophobia in the U.S. and one can only hope that Donald Trump will rise above all his previous questionable remarks and prove to be a better president than expected. 

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