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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Americans, who don’t agree with the outcome of this week’s Presidential Election, are quietly showing their solidarity. By wearing a safety pin, they are showing their support for minorities, LGBT individuals, women, Muslims and any other groups who were targeted by President-Elect Donald Trump.
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**PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN THIS TOMORROW!!** I know I haven't been active in the last couple of days; I'm so very sorry. The election has taken me completely be surprise and I'll admit I'm having a very rough time with it. Please keep America in your thoughts. Let's always remember to spread love. ❤️ – – *This photo was taken off Facebook from Pantsuit Nation* – – – – – – – – – – #booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #safetypin #hillaryclinton #imwithher #strongertogether #hillyes #bookstagrammer #yalit #shelfie #booksonbooks #booklover
The safety pins are a message, a declaration to the world, that they are allies in the fight against intolerance and should be considered a “safe space.”
Even celebrities, such as Patrick Stewart, are joining the movement.
The #safetypin idea was inspired by a movement following Brexit in the United Kingdom as a message of hope and it’s catching on here now.
Many people are posting selfies on social media wearing safety pins and writing, “#Safetypin, I’m an ally… All those exposed to hate and violence, you’re not alone….”