Anti-Trump protests continue across US
Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Friday protesting against the victory of Donald Trump in the United States election. Thousands took to the streets of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland – voicing anger at Trump’s controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and women.
According to media reports, protests also were held in Detroit, Minneapolis, Missouri,Washington DC and Iowa City.
On Thursday night, demonstrators in Portland threw objects, damaging new cars at a dealership. Police there arrested at least 26 people.
Demonstrators, in many parts of US, voiced fears that Trump and his victory would strike a blow against civil rights and chanted “Not our president” and “New York hates Trump”.
Police had erected security fences around Trump’s newly opened Pennsylvania Avenue hotel in Washington and placed concrete blocks in front of the high-rise Trump Tower in Manhattan.
Reuters report said about 100 protesters marched from the White House, where Trump had his first transition meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, to the Trump International Hotel blocks away, chanting “love Trumps hate”. Later in the day in Los Angeles, a small band of anti-Trump protesters marched onto a freeway near downtown, blocking traffic until police cleared them away.
On Wednesday, soon after Donald Trump won the race to the White House, thousands of demonstrator took to street in Manhattan on Wednesday night protesting against the election of Republican as president. People converged on Trump Tower in Midtown to protest against the newly elected president.
US media reported that similar protests happened in several cities across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Washington, and at college campuses in California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.
In New York, the protests started in separate waves from Union Square and Columbus Circle and snaked their way through Midtown.
The angry protesters chanted “Not our president” and “New York hates Trump” and carried signs that said, among other things, “Dump Trump.” Restaurant workers in their uniforms briefly left their posts to cheer on the demonstrators.