CHICAGO (CBS) — Four-hundred students and west suburbanites took part in a post-election unity rally Friday on the North Central College campus, in Naperville.
Signs read “Unity, not hate,” and organizers called the rally a “march on love.” WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.READ MORE: Macy's Looking To Hire 1,500 People In Illinois, Plans Hiring Event On Thursday
But many misgivings were aired at the 45-minute rally. Students spoke about fear of discrimination on the basis of religion, sexual preference and legal status.READ MORE: 2 Boys, Ages 14 And 15, Shot And Wounded In Hyde Park
Openly gay North Central sophomore Tommy Verdala said he does not know what to expect from a Trump administration, especially from Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Junior Kaitlin Roydal said she has many misgivings but decided she did not have time for fear to become hate.MORE NEWS: Simeon Career Academy Student Shot And Killed Just Blocks From School
The College Democrats sponsored the rally, but club President Kevin Oyakawa said he and the club have received compliments from campus conservatives for their effort to dial down campus tensions.