November 13, 2016
...Kiwi expat and an American (click here) hoping to move to New Zealand have
described what it was like to experience first-hand the post-election
violence unfolding across the United States.
As protests across
the country continue for the fourth consecutive day since citizens
elected Donald Trump as their next president, American residents remain
Steve Schellhamer, an American father-of-two living in the midwestern
state of Kansas said he was "genuinely scared" of what was happening in
the US and hoped to move to New Zealand to escape the escalating
He told the Herald he had heard gunshots echo through the streets of his usually peaceful neighbour every night since the election.
He believed the shots were fired by "Trump supporters celebrating and I guess as a form of intimidation against others".
described the social climate in the US as an "extremely toxic
situation" and said it was "much worse" than it was portrayed to be in
At an anti-Trump protest this week in his
hometown of Kansas City, Schellhamer overheard Trump supporters saying
"the most vile things" to Asian and African-American protesters....
Celebratory gunfire is a recent develop in Kansas City, Missouri. Celebratory gunfire is a element of fearful living. It will change the behavior of people.