Anti-Trump protests across US: Thousands on street chanting ‘Not my president!’

In New York, thousands of protesters filled street as they made their way to Trump Tower while hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted "Not my president."

By: AP | Chicago | Updated: November 10, 2016 12:20 pm
Trump, Trump protests, Donald Trump protests, anti trump protests, us protests, protests in us, us trump protests, trump protest us, us news, world news “I’m just really terrified about what is happening in this country,” said 22-year-old Adriana Rizzo in Chicago, who was holding a sign that read: “Enjoy your rights while you can.” (source: AP)

The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators carried flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump’s triumph.

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In Chicago, where thousands had recently poured into the streets to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, several thousand 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.

A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Philadelphia’s City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. Participants — who included both supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the primary — expressed anger at both Republicans and Democrats over the election’s outcome.

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In Boston, thousands of anti-Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.” Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, despite losing the electoral count that decides the presidential race.

The protesters gathered on Boston Common before marching toward the Massachusetts Statehouse, with beefed-up security including extra police officers.

Trump, Trump protests, Donald Trump protests, anti trump protests, us protests, protests in us, us trump protests, trump protest us, us news, world news Hundreds of high school and college students also walked out in protest in Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles and three other Bay Area cities, Oakland, Richmond and El Cerrito. (source: AP)

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Protests flared at universities in California and Connecticut, while several hundred people marched in San Francisco and others gathered outside City Hall in Los Angeles. And they spread south to Richmond, Virginia, and to middle American cities like Kansas City and Omaha, Nebraska.

Hundreds of University of Texas students spilled out of classrooms to march through downtown Austin. They marched along streets near the Texas Capitol, then briefly blocked a crowded traffic bridge.

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Marchers protesting Trump’s election as president chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Media outlets broadcast video Wednesday night showing a peaceful crowd in front of the new downtown hotel. Many chanted “No racist USA, no Trump, no KKK.” Another group stood outside the White House. They held candles, listened to speeches and sang songs. Earlier Wednesday, protesters at American University burned U.S. flags on campus.

In Oregon, 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.

Trump, Trump protests, Donald Trump protests, anti trump protests, us protests, protests in us, us trump protests, trump protest us, us news, world news People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle, Washington on Novermber 9. (Reuters)

The only major violence was reported in Oakland, California, during a protest that began shortly before midnight and lasted into early Wednesday morning. Some demonstrators set garbage bins on fire, broke windows and sprayed graffiti at five businesses in the downtown area, police said. No arrests were made. Another protest began Wednesday evening downtown, with several hundred chanting, sign-waving people gathering in Frank Ogawa Plaza.

In San Francisco, hundreds are marching along Market Avenue, one of the city’s main avenues, to join a vigil in the Castro District, a predominantly gay neighborhood.

Hundreds massed in downtown Seattle streets. Many held anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs 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.”

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    DFD
    Nov 10, 2016 at 8:36 am
    TRUMP is chosen by People in Democratic way with a ruthless authenticity. He became the President by book. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So, dear Liberals, suck it and live with. As per Media, I know, you realized, you can't manite World's politics anymore by pushing your hippie agenda, please don't be bitter about it. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Trump is the President. Live with it.
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      sonu
      Nov 10, 2016 at 11:53 am
      Let these voices come (and go). an democratically elected person in a democracy should be given chance to work.
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        Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
        Nov 10, 2016 at 4:09 am
        That's right,--Putin,--Trump,--Modi,-- are elected to crush the demons,---the demons are MUZZIES,---they will start from the land of the desert of PAEDOPHILE called ARUBBISH and finish with the land of the PAAPI called PORKISTAN.
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          MyTake
          Nov 10, 2016 at 4:01 am
          It looks like more ofnlike JNU!
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            callingspadeaspade
            Nov 10, 2016 at 7:41 am
            there is a story in which king asks its subjects to pour a bucket of milk in a newly pond constructed. one person takes a bucket of water thinking what difference will it make if pours only one bucket of water in pond filled with milk. next day when king come to see pond filled with milk is surprised to see it filled with water! as it happen everyone pours a bucket of water thinking all others will pour milk in pond. same thing happened in this US presidential election. Voters voted for Trump thinking others will vote for Hillary as it turned out that it was Trump who got benefited from this twisted thinking and became President Elect. now there is no use in beating chest and not accepting Trump as their President.
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              ANS
              Nov 10, 2016 at 5:54 am
              Communists and Leftists in US and India are frustrated because they are not able to digest the fact that working cl people have rejected the politics of minority vote banks and giving away things for free in favour of strong economic recovery based on hard work.
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              Vikrant
              Nov 10, 2016 at 5:42 am
              Democrats are showing world what democracy means to them - if we win its democracy if we dont its unacceptable. These are same type of people in India the so called intellegesia who say freedom of speech is only what they say rest all is communal, saffron, norrow minded fascists etc
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                Ajay G
                Nov 10, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                It proves, Indians are more tolerant and democratic than American.
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