Finding healing after a divisive election

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INDIANA -- Thursday marked the third night of protests since Donald Trump became America's president elect.

Both President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump have called on all Americans to unite.

"I feel like the election is as divisive as it always has been," says Greenwood resident Linda Acheson. "I just feel like people are having a harder time moving behind this and moving on."

The Clinton supporters who haven't moved on, are flooding the streets of Chicago, Philadelphia, Omaha, Los Angeles, Denver and many other cities to voice their concerns.

"I feel like we’re fighting for our survival," said Kim Saylor.

Saylor is organizing an anti-Trump rally in Indianapolis on Saturday. She says she has no intentions of disrespecting the office of the presidency, but believes Trump will have to change his rhetoric to lead, which is what many protesters are calling for.

Saylor says she and other organizers decided on a rally instead of a protest because there's already been enough screaming in person and online between voters in both camps.

"Our rally plans on being respectful to the office, however not respectful to the xenophobic, misogynistic and bigotry that has come from Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s campaign," said Saylor.

Others in central Indiana disagree with Saylor's plans, calling on Clinton supporters such as herself to follow President Obama's lead.

"We need to pull together as one America to try to move forward to make everything better for everyone," said Greenwood resident Linda Acheson.

Acheson believes that has to start on social media, where the divisions, she says, run deep.

"Some of the posts I’ve seen have been incredibly disappointing and heartbreaking," said Acheson. "People that I really love and respect and will continue to love, some of their posts have been very saddening to me."

But Saylor feels people are being hypocritical in their charge that she and others aren't giving the future president a chance because they didn't give President Obama a chance.

Saylor says many Clinton voters see Trump supporters as voting for a man who questioned Obama's citizenship up until a few months ago, so they're in no quick hurry to be quiet about their concerns.

"We all feel like we are fighting for our right to exist and to be equal in a society that doesn’t believe we are equal," said Saylor. "And if you don’t think that to be true, then you haven’t be listening to anything Donald Trump or Mike Pence has been saying."

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