Thursday, 10 November 2016

Anti-Trump Protesters Kicks Against Trump's Victory


Thousands of protesters took to the streets of several U.S. cities and college campuses Wednesday to express their disdain for president-elect Donald Trump.

NEW YORK CITY
A massive gathering of protesters descended upon Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, marching from Union Square.

Protesters chanted, "My body, my choice," "Not my president," and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go."

At Union Square, hundreds chanted "He's Not My President" and carried signs that read "Defeat Fascism." Another group of protesters gathered at Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel & Tower.


At least 15 people were arrested during Wednesday night's demonstrations, according to WABC. Sources also tell WABC that at least 10,000 people took part in NYC demonstrations.

CHICAGO
In Chicago, hundreds of protesters marched through the city's downtown and gathered outside the city's Trump Tower to express their anger that Trump was elected.
"You saw all of the hate was coming with him, and you were just hoping that that would never come to fruition, and it has," anti-Trump protester Will Rossi told Chicago's ABC7.


WASHINGTON, D.C
"You saw all of the hate was coming with him, and you were just hoping that that would never come to fruition, and it has," anti-Trump protester Will Rossi told Chicago's ABC7.
Students at American University protested on campus.


NEW YORK CITY
A massive gathering of protesters descended upon Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night, marching from Union Square.

Protesters chanted, "My body, my choice," "Not my president," and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go."

At Union Square, hundreds chanted "He's Not My President" and carried signs that read "Defeat Fascism." Another group of protesters gathered at Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel & Tower.

At least 15 people were arrested during Wednesday night's demonstrations, according to WABC. Sources also tell WABC that at least 10,000 people took part in NYC demonstrations.

CHICAGO
In Chicago, hundreds of protesters marched through the city's downtown and gathered outside the city's Trump Tower to express their anger that Trump was elected.


"You saw all of the hate was coming with him, and you were just hoping that that would never come to fruition, and it has," anti-Trump protester Will Rossi told Chicago's ABC7.


WASHINGTON, D.C.
Protesters also filled the streets in Washington, D.C., and gathered outside the newly-opened Trump hotel.


Some protesters also gathered outside the newly-opened Trump Hotel.


Students at American University protested on campus.

LOS ANGELES
Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles to express their disgust with president-elect Trump.

The Los Angeles Police Department reported 13 arrests just after midnight local time.

Many protesters gathered at City Hall, where they burned a piñata of Trump. Another protester wrote "F*** Trump" on city bus.

Protesters also descended upon the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, forcing its shutdown.

SEATTLE
In Seattle, about 100 protesters gathered in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire, according to The Associated Press.

Protesters marched through downtown, carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter", "Misogyny has to go," "Love Trumps Hate,"and "The people united, will never be defeated." They also chanted "Not My President," as Seattle Police officers on bicycles closely watcher over the marchers.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
About 7,000 protesters took to the street of the northern California city to protest president-elect Trump, according to the Oakland Police Department.

The protests were mostly peaceful, except for splinter groups that vandalized the city's downtown area, setting objects on fire and breaking windows, according to the the Oakland P.D.'s public information officer, Johnna Watson.

Two officers were injured and two patrol cars were burned, Watson said. One officers was treated and released and one who was still in hospital before midnight.


Thousands Across the US Protest President-Elect Donald Trump (ABC News)
More than two dozen were arrested.

According to ABC affiliate KGO-TV, protesters chanted "not our president" and carried signs that read "Pussy grabs back," "Donald Trump is a rapist" and "Secede #CalExit."

KGO-TV also reported that a "splinter group" of protesters set fires and lit fireworks in the city's downtown.

BOSTON
Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters expressed their anger over Trump being elected on Boston Common Wednesday night, before heading to the Statehouse and Copley Square, ABC affiliate WCVB reported.

Protesters chanted "Not My President," "No Fascist," "We Will Not Be Silenced," and "No KKK," wjile carrying signs that read "He Will Never Be My President."

Meaghan Schaefer, a 19-year-old student at Emerson College, told WCVB, "We were so close to seeing the first woman become president and she lost to a man who has no political experience, who doesn't represent the majority in this country."

And at the University of Massachusetts, students gathered at the Goodell Building for Workplace Learning and Management with chants of, "Trump must go!"

PORTLAND, OREGON
About 2,000 protesters blocked Interstate 5 twice during protests Wednesday night, according to ABC affiliate KATU.

Protesters also forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines.

The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted, "That's not my president."

PHILADELPHIA
About 700 protesters marched through the Philadelphia's downtown Wednesday night, according to Philadelphia police. The mass of people kicked off the their protest across from City Hall and continued through Temple University, marching for two hours, according to ABC affiliate WPVI.

"We are not going to take anything lying down," Chris Price of North Philadelphia told WPVI. "This is Philadelphia. We don't take anything from anybody."

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Hundreds of protesters shut down several streets in Virginia's capital city Wednesday night as they marched chanting, “No Trump. No KKK. No fascist USA,” "Not My President," according to ABC affiliate WRIC.

Some protesters also marched onto I-95 south in downtown Richmond, shutting down the interstate in both directions.

Virginia State Police said in a statement, "State troopers have responded to the location to guide the protesters off the interstate –- for their safety and the motoring public’s safety. Due to it being dark outside with limited lighting, and the blind curves and ramps along this particular stretch of I-95, this is an extremely dangerous situation for any pedestrian traffic."

Ten people were arrested, Virginia State Police said in a statement: "At approximately midnight, a total of 10 protesters were taken into custody without further incident and charged with unlawful assembly and for being pedestrians on an interstate. The six females and four males arrested range in age of 20 to 26 years of age."

DALLAS, TEXAS
According to Dallas police, about 300 protesters gathered at the city's Victory Park for anti-Trump rally organized by the Next Generation Action Network.

"As we wrap our minds around this failed attempt at democracy that we as a country have witnessed in this election, and brace ourselves as Americans for a new Republican commander-in-chief with a majority Republican House and Senate; we are even more strengthened in our resolve to fight," read a statement from the group before the protest, according to ABC affiliate WFAA. "Most everything out of the Trump campaign has been divisive and contrary to those values written in the U.S. Constitution."

ELSEWHERE IN THE US
Anti-Trump protests were also held in Atlanta; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh.

ABC News' Joshua Hoyos, Chad Murray and Geoffrey Eisler contributed to this report.






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