Somali Community Receives Support From Mayor in Lewiston

Maine immigrants getting harassed after election.

LEWISTON, Maine (Danielle Waugh/NECN) -- Somali immigrants in Lewiston, Maine say tensions are high since the election of Donald Trump. Some say they've experienced harassment in places like supermarkets, polling places, and even walking down the street.
According to Abdikadir Negeye from the Maine Immigration and Refugee Services, one woman was nearly run down by an angry driver in downtown Lewiston, who yelled at her for being Somali. Another told him she had a woman yank on her hijab and tell her to go back to her country. Lewiston election officials witnessed a man intimidating Somali voters at a polling place.


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