Anti-Trump protest held at downtown Milwaukee's Red Arrow Park

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-21 00:25:18-05

As some people in Wisconsin celebrated a new president, others took to the streets.

Singing and chanting filled the streets of Milwaukee hours after president Donald Trump was sworn into office.
Hundreds came out to Red Arrow Park to protest him.

"The things he's said about women, the things he's said about immigrants, the things he's done, it seems with Russia, are all grave issues of concern with us," said Chad VanDierendonck, from Milwaukee.

Others came out for single issues. James Engstrom's son is covered through the Affordable Care Act. The Cedarburg man is also worried him and others who would lose their health insurance for pre-existing conditions. He came out to let leaders know not to repeal Obamacare.

"He needs it. He's older than 26 so he doesn't have another place to go," said Engstrom.

While some may have protested, others were excited for a new president.

"He's a breathe of fresh air, he's just something new, and we'll see how it goes in the next four years," said Michael Kirley from Waukesha.

There were other Waukesha residents who were in the crowd as Trump was sworn in.

"We had tears in our eyes, our hearts were in our throats, we couldn't cheer loud enough we were so proud," said Marilyn Grainger.

Wisconsin helped Trump win the White House. It is the first time since 1984 Wisconsin has voted Republican.

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