Anti-Trump Protests Break Out Across The Country

Julie Jacobson

Following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, protests rejecting the President-elect erupted across the country.

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:

New York

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.

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.

Oakland

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.

Chicago

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.

Washington, D.C.

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.

Los Angeles

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
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