Twitter users have flooded the micro-blogging website with calls to “assassinate” the President-elect Donald Trump and the US authorities were probing the threat, media reported on Saturday. Some posts called for both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to be assassinated, and there’s even an #AssassinateTrump hashtag. Also Read - Twitter will now sell a ticket for you to join Spaces, aims to help creators earn moneyAlso Read - You can now share tweets as Instagram Stories: Here's how to do so with these simple steps
A user wrote that the “only” remaining question after the historic and polarizing election is who will “assassinate” Trump. Last weekend, Trump was rushed off a stage in Nevada where Secret Service agents took action after an unidentified individual shouted “gun” in front of the stage. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?
Meanwhile, thousands of people all across the US continued to march down streets and interstates opposing Trump’s victory in the presidential election. More demonstrations were expected through the weekend, according to the authorities. ALSO READ: Donald Trump wins 2016 US presidential election: Twitter filled with shock, disgust and congratulatory posts
Trump tweeted twice about the protests. On Thursday, he said, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” ALSO READ: Donald Trump is more searched on Google than Hillary Clinton
On Friday, he said: “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last (Thursday) night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!” ALSO READ: Donald Trump s Twitter account shuns aggression