Despite Hillary Clinton’s battlecry “when they go low, we go high” in the final weeks of her campaign, her supporters have turned to violence across the country after Donald Trump’s victory. While several protests have been peaceful, a number of them have turned violent, particularly those in Oakland and Portland.
Beyond physical protests, a large number of anti-Trump citizens helped an #assassinateTrump tweet trend and go viral on Twitter. Trump supporters quickly cried foul, stating the illegality of such threats toward either the president or president-elect, but Twitter did little in the way of quelling the call for violence. Such inactivity is a stark change from Twitter’s stance during the campaign season as several anti-Hillary users were banned from the social media platform for negative comments about the Democratic nominee.