Anti-Trump protest slated for Friday outside US Embassy
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Anti-Trump protest slated for Friday outside US Embassy

‘The man who won needs to be different than the man who ran,’ insists organizer Ilana Fass

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Demonstrators hold placards that read 'No to racism, no to Trump' during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)
Demonstrators hold placards that read 'No to racism, no to Trump' during a protest outside the US Embassy in London on November 9, 2016 against US President-elect Donald Trump after he was declared the winner of the US presidential election. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)

A “peaceful protest” against US President-elect Donald Trump is slated to be held Friday afternoon outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, protest organizer Ilana Fass told The Times of Israel.

“It’s a rally for all nationalities, who are coming out to support America in this time of need and to make a statement that the man who won needs to be different than the man who ran,” the US-born Fass said.

The demonstration will kick off at 1 p.m. on Friday, a shortened workday for most Israeli businesses.

Fass, who voted for Clinton, received special permission from the police to host the rally on the beach promenade outside the security-conscious embassy.

Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage along with, left to right, his son, Barron Trump, wife Melania Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughters Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Vanessa Trump, and sons  Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016, New York City. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP)
Republican president-elect Donald Trump walks on stage along with, left to right, his son, Barron Trump, wife Melania Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughters Ivanka Trump, Tiffany Trump, and Vanessa Trump, and sons Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016, New York City. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP)

“His presidency can’t be based on the same values and the same rhetoric he used to run. Otherwise, we as Americans cannot accept him as our president,” she says.

Fass said she anticipates that a few dozen people — “maybe 50” — will attend the event.

Since Trump’s election on Wednesday, there have been widespread protests against him in cities across the US, with protesters chanting “that’s not my president” and condemning Trump’s stances on immigration, Muslims, and multiple allegations of sexual assault against him.

A trash fire burns during protests in Oakland, Calif., late Tuesday, November 8, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump's victory set off multiple protests. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)
A trash fire burns during protests in Oakland, Calif., late Tuesday, November 8, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump’s victory set off multiple protests. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group via AP)
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