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'Scream Helplessly at the Sky' at Boston Common on Election Anniversary

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    Sticking mostly to the teleprompter, Donald Trump had a message of unity on Nov. 9, when he spoke as president-elect. “Ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement,” Trump said. "It's a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds and beliefs who want and expect our government to serve the people -- and serve the people it will." (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Still frustrated about the results of the 2016 presidential election? Looks like you're not alone.

    An event being advertised on Facebook urges people to gather on the Boston Common on Nov. 8, 2017 to "scream helplessly at the sky" on the anniversary of last year's election.

    The event is slated for 6 p.m. Nearly 4,000 people have already RSVP'd and 30,000 more say they're interested.

    "Come express your anger at the current state of democracy, and scream helplessly at the sky," the Facebook event reads.

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    The Boston event was posted by two local residents, and has since spawned imitators across the country, including Philadelphia; Austin, Texas; and even one at Trump Tower in Chicago.

    More than 100 people have already commented on the Facebook page for the Boston event.

    "I will show up even if I am by myself," said David Thomas. "I hope that you will join me in helplessly yelling into the sky."

    "Do I have to wait until then?" asked Tara Shearer. "I kind of feel like doing it now."

    "What's the hashtag so we can get this trending?" added Jean Settembrino Dolan.

    The Facebook event doesn't mention President Donald Trump by name, but Massachusetts — and especially Boston — voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016.


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