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The sun shone down upon central Fresno on a Saturday afternoon after the presidential election. It was a beautiful day for a protest. Hundreds gathered on the four street corners intersecting the city’s main business thoroughfare: Shaw & Blackstone. They chanted and jeered. Young and old, black and white held signs to express their disgust over President-elect Donald Trump.

Unlike protest in major cities across this land, this event remained peaceful. Protesters stayed on sidewalks. While the language may have been rough, anti-Trumpers behaved, even when “debating” with a handful of Trump supporters who blended in with the throngs.

Many signs read “Trump is Not My President.” Some included profanity. Another woman took a Sharpie to her white dress to tell Mr. Trump where he cannot grab.

Organized by the Fresno People’s Media Facebook page, the protest maintained its goals as a peaceful gathering. Traffic flowed freely as many cars honked with approval.

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Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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