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IMAGES | Hundreds march the streets of Louisville in protest of Donald Trump

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Hundreds gathered in downtown Louisville on Thursday night to demonstrate their disapproval of President-elect Donald Trump.

Crowds filled Jefferson Square Park around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Protesters held signs and chanted, and many shared their concerns about Donald Trump's comments during the campaign concerning women, minorities and other groups.


"I stand in complete opposition to Donald Trump, his supporters and everything that they stand for," Jeremy Simon said.

Demonstrators marched several blocks surrounding the park. They say this is not just about Hillary Clinton losing an election.

"We're not worried about losing the election. That's not what our focus is. We're Democrats. We're used to losing elections," Retha Justice said. "What we're very, very worried about is the wave of hate."

Other protesters questioned Trump’s fitness to serve as president.

"I just don't think he's a good president. I don't think he's fit," Darryl Turpin said. "He doesn't have any experience in politics or anything."

Many felt Trump doesn't reflect who they are and hope not to see a repeat in 2020.

 "I hope it opens people's ideas to this huge mistake we just made and that we can do our best to undo it," Simon said.

The Jefferson County Republican Party issued a statement concerning the protest. 

“Elections offer the people to have a say in their government, and that is what has happened on Tuesday,” Chairman Jim Stansbury said in a statement. “The Jefferson County Republican Party is excited to have a new President and Vice President who will take America in a new direction. We all should respect the electoral process and extend our congratulations to President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence. It is unfortunate that so many would protest the sacred vote that many cast, particularly in Kentucky. Hillary Clinton and her failed liberal policies were absolutely repudiated in Kentucky. She lost Kentucky by a stunning and unprecedented thirty points while Donald Trump won 118 of 120 counties in the Commonwealth. The voters have spoken and even President Obama recognizes the legitimacy of this historic win"

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