People Are Wearing Safety Pins After The Election To Demonstrate Support For Marginalized Groups

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Within hours of the election, the prevalence of violence and hate speech seemed to increase throughout the nation. These horrific actions came as no surprise given the xenophobic and sexist rhetoric of the Republican presidential nominee. Women, Muslims, people of color and the LGBTQ community felt especially threatened by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.

But many Americans (including some Trump supporters) wanted to show their support for these marginalized groups — so they began wearing safety pins as a symbol of solidarity. The idea originated from a similar social media movement in the U.K. after the Brexit vote.

Here are 11 people who are sharing photos on social media of them sporting safety pins to protest intolerance:

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