Republican president-elect Donald Trump’s win on Wednesday has ignited protest across America. Thousands of people have joined together to show common hate against Trump. Major streets have been shut down in American cities. Anti- trump activists began protest criticising immediately after the results were declared. The demonstration swelled and drew larger security responses in many cities as this president elect was maid mainstream in terms of racism and sexism according protesters.
The following are the major locations where the protest ignited soon after Donald Trump was elected as president.
In Chicago, where thousands had recently poured into the streets to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, several people marched through the Loop. They gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!” Chicago resident Michael Burke said he believes the president-elect will “divide the country and stir up hatred.” He added there was a constitutional duty not to accept that outcome.
Supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen also gathered to protest against Trump near Philadelphia’s City Hall. Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the primary — expressed anger at both Republicans and Democrats over the election’s outcome.
Anti-Trump protesters in Boston walked through downtown chanting “Trump’s a Racist”. and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.” The security was beefed up in Bpston with increasing number of people participating in the protest.
In California, protest had began shortly before midnight and lasted into early Wednesday. Several students rushed out of classrooms to protest against Trump. Protest flared at universities and people has spread south to Richmon, Virginia, and to middle American cities like Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska.
Dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Earlier, the protest in downtown drew several Trump supporters, who taunted the demonstrators with signs. A lone Trump supporter was chased across Pioneer Courthouse Square and hit in the back with a skateboard before others intervened.
Many showed outrage towards Trump and hundreds marched along Market Avenue, one of the city’s main avenues, to join a vigil in the Castro District, a predominantly gay neighborhood.
Questioning Trumps ideology, thousands marched towards down town and chanted slogans, including “Misogyny has to go,” and “The people united, will never be defeated.”At Evergreen State College south of Seattle, scores of students walked out of classes Wednesday to gather with anti-Trump signs.
Back in New York, several groups of protesters caused massive gridlock as police mobilized to contain them under a light rain. They held signs that read “Trump Makes America Hate” and chanted “hey, hey, ho, ho Donald Trump has got to go.” and “Impeach Trump.”
The victory of Donald Trump is being met with shock, fear and anger. Demonstration continue to mass in all the major cities of America.
With inputs from AP, Reuters