People take to Twitter to show support for #SafetyPin movement


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It could be easily overlooked, just a safety pin attached to someone’s shirt.

But the small safety pin has a big message from people around the country.

The pin seen on people’s clothes symbolizes support and solidarity for different communities that have expressed fear after Donald Trump was announced as the President-Elect.

Many have taken to social media to express their stories and concerns. Some minority populations, women, and others from the LGBTQ Plus community have been very vocal about what they say is hate rhetoric from the next President of the United States.

On Friday, Twitter was abuzz with the trending hashtag #Safetypin. Many tweeted pictures of the symbol, vowing their support for others.

Celebrities also tweeted out their support pictures as part of the movement.

The safety pin is supposed to represent connectedness and a “safe place” for people to go when they are afraid.

The safety pin movement comes after protesters have taken to the streets all around the country. In Albuquerque, protesters took to Downtown on Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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