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11 photos from Sunday post-election protests in Philly

The very somber — and very light — moments from weekend demonstrations in support of Civil Rights and Muslims.

True to their word so far, the Equality Coalition organized more post-election protests in Philadelphia over the weekend. The plan is to keep the daily demonstrations going through President-elect Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

Though the organization has said its protests are necessarily anti-Trump, the description of Sunday’s “I AM Muslim” demonstration took aim at the president-elect’s calls for a government registry to monitor and track Muslims. The group met at the Rizzo statue at 7 p.m. and marched up Broad Street.

Earlier in the day, The People United in Love organized a “peaceful, loving show of support for Civil Rights in America,” specifically saying violence, flag-burning and vandalism would not be tolerated. More than 2,000 people on Facebook planned to attend.

Below are 10 photos from Alexa Smith, a Philadelphia photographer who attended the protests.

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Alexa Smith is a Philadelphia-based writer, actor, and photographer. She serves as Communications Manager for APIARY Magazine, and her own writing has appeared on Entropy Magazine. You can follow her on Instragram @lexamatic

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