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'Rape Melania': Anti-Trump protesters' vitriolic slogan draws anger

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Nov 14, 2016, 3:52 pm IST
Updated : Nov 14, 2016, 3:56 pm IST

As the phrase started trending on Twitter, people also slammed the social media giant for not removing it from the trend list.

Anti-Trump protesters holding sign board that states 'Rape Melania' and protesting outside President-elect’s hotel in Washington D.C. (Photo: Twitter)
 Anti-Trump protesters holding sign board that states 'Rape Melania' and protesting outside President-elect’s hotel in Washington D.C. (Photo: Twitter)

Washington: Most Democratic supporters have failed to accept Trump victory over Hillary Clinton, protesting the results with various slogans, the most popular being ‘love trumps hate’, but one set of protestors set the social media on fire with a vitriolic message against the next first lady: Rape Melania.

The picture from the protest outside the President-elect’s hotel in Washington D.C. on Sunday night caught the attention of the Twitter users when the "offensive" phrase against US President-elect Donald Trump's wife Melania started trending on the social media platform on Sunday night.

 

While several Twitter users condemned the protesters, the social media giant was also slammed for letting ‘offensive’ ‘Rape Melania’ phrase trend.

According to a report in The Washington Post, Twitter said that the phrase was trending because users denounced it, not because they supported sexual assault.

Below are a few tweets where people condemned the Hillary Clinton supporters protesting against Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.

 

Tags: donald trump, melania trump, anti-trump protest
Location: United States, Washington