Group protests President-elect Donald Trump outside state capitol

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – A group gathered this afternoon at the state capitol building to protest President-elect Donald Trump, and what they call hateful and destructive rhetoric.

Organizers asked people to bring signs and stand together in peaceful demonstration.

“I felt that it was very important to take immediate action and stand together in solidarity with my fellow citizens in other cities…We have legitimate concerns. Your friends and your neighbors are fearing for their safety,”  Marisa Jane Green said.

Following the protest, we talked to John Reynolds. He co-chaired Trump’s campaign in Mississippi.

In response to national protests, he said while many people believe that Trump illicits violence, “plainly you can tell it’s the opposite.”

He also said the election is over, and “it’s time for them to accept it like they wanted us to.”

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