Despite calls from President Obama and Hillary Clinton for their supporters to accept the outcome of the election and work for a peaceful transition, cities including New York, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. saw protesters on Wednesday night.
Below is a rundown of some of the protests seen across America:
Thousands of protesters in New York City marched to Trump Tower and Trump International Hotel, shutting down Fifth Avenue and shouting chants like “Not my president” and “hey, hey, ho, ho Donald Trump has got to go,” according to NBC’s New York affiliate NBC 4. The protests led to at least 65 arrests, NBC 4 reported.
Any number of colorful chants at Union Square tonight pic.twitter.com/WfeMCWaulE
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) November 9, 2016
New York City protests against Donald Trump’s presidency. They haven’t stopped coming. pic.twitter.com/qwZlBe2i0L
— Phil McCausland (@PhilMcCausland_) November 10, 2016
The protests remained peaceful, but some burned American flags and effigies of Trump, according to NBC 4. Police put barricades in place at Trump Tower to keep protesters from entering the building.
At the Columbus Circle protest. pic.twitter.com/246jMvrb59
— Tiara Chiaramonte (@tiarachiara42) November 9, 2016
In Oakland, California, thousands of people gathered in the city to protest Trump, carrying signs with messages like “Donald Trump is a rapist,” Fox affiliate KTVU reported. Some protesters vandalized local businesses, and police made a few arrests, according to KTVU. Two police officers were injured and two police cars were set on fire, according to the Washington Post.
— Alyana Gomez (@AlyanaGomezKTVU) November 10, 2016
— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) November 9, 2016
Thousands of protesters converged on Chicago’s Trump Tower, at times blocking traffic. The protests were peaceful for the most part, but police arrested at least five people, according to the Chicago Tribune. The protesters shouted chants like “Not my president” and “”No Trump, no KKK, no fascists USA,” per the Chicago Tribune.
— Mai Martinez (@MaiReports) November 10, 2016
A vigil near the White House Wednesday night evolved into a protest as demonstrators marched to the new Trump International Hotel in the city, according to NBC Washington. At the hotel, protesters chanted “No racist USA! No Trump! No KKK!” and lit an American flag on fire, NBC Washington reported.
— Lacy MacAuley (@lacymacauley) November 10, 2016
Thousands of demonstrators in Los Angeles shut down the 101 freeway and yelled chants like “Not my president,” and “Respect all women,” according to the Los Angeles Times. Protesters also burned a paper mache Trump head in front of LA City Hall.
— Jory Rand (@ABC7Jory) November 10, 2016