Anti-Trump protests continue for the second day across US
Protests against the election of Donald Trump seems not to be ending soon as demonstrators took to the streets across the country for a second day on Thursday to protest the Republican presidential election victory of real estate mogul Donald Trump.
According to media reports, the demonstrators 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 have 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.
According to a report in NYT, 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.
The demonstrations, which appeared to be largely peaceful, forced streets to be closed, snarled traffic and drew a large police presence.