Thousands of people took to the streets Wednesday night to protest Donald Trump’s election, chanting anti-Trump slogans and wreaking havoc in major cities, according to Fox News, despite Hilary Clinton’s call for unity and affirmation that she accepted Donald Trump as her president.
In Chicago, several thousand people marched in the streets, gathering outside Chicago’s Trump Tower and chanting “Not my president!”
Similar protests erupted in New York City, Philadelphia and Boston, with thousands more flooding the streets chanting anti-Trump slogans.
Police installed barricades outside Trump Tower in New York to keep demonstrators at bay. Hundreds of protesters gathered near Philadelphia’s City Hall despite the cold weather.
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.”
In the Midwest, protesters gathered in Minneapolis, Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City Missouri. The Des Moines Register also reported that Iowa’s capital city saw some people protest as well, though it was kept to small numbers.
Marchers protesting Trump’s election chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. 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.
Dozens of Dallas activists gathered outside the city’s sports arena, the American Airlines Center.
In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. A Trump supporter at a counter-protest was violently attacked.
Several thousand chanting, sign-waving people gathered in Oakland, California. A night earlier, in the hours after Trump won the election, Oakland demonstrators broke windows and did other damage.