‘Not My President’, Thousands Protest against Trump’s Election in US Cities

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They chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans. They flooded city streets. They gathered near the White House, disheartened and dismayed.

“Not my President, not today,” many across the nation yelled.
In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, thousands of demonstrators gathered Wednesday night in protest of election results that mean the billionaire real estate developer will be the next president.

not-my-presidentAs many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York, police estimated. Among the issues being yelled about outside Trump Tower were immigration and other controversial topics from the campaign.
“I came out here to let go of a lot of fear that was sparked as soon as I saw the results,” protester Nick Powers said. He said he feared Trump will support stronger stop-and-frisk policies that would put many people in prison. He was worried that Trump’s victory would embolden sexist views.
Many of the protests were in cities with large Democratic bases — in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, Seattle and Washington.
In Chicago, people walked down a normally busy Lake Shore Drive carrying signs. Many headed to Upper Wacker Drive, where a crowd was growing near the Trump Tower. CNN’s Ryan Young estimated the throng at a few thousand people covering the street for half a mile. Many were using a vulgar chant aimed at the President-elect.
One college student showed CNN a sign that said, “I still can’t believe I have to protest for civil rights.”
anti-trump“It’s been really frustrating, because as a nation we thought we had come so far but it seems like we’re taking many steps back,” another woman said, “so we want to come together to change that and make sure we keep going forward.”
In Portland, marchers chanted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” as they trekked through downtown. Protesters in D.C., who headed to the Trump International Hotel, shouted the same slogan. After an earlier solemn gathering at the White House a few dozen young people remained, their cries profane.
trumpHundred of mostly young Latino protesters marched on Los Angeles City Hall Wednesday night. As the protest grew throughout the night, protesters set on fire a piñata depicting the head of President-elect.
They chanted “I will not live in fear,” “Fight back, stand up” and “¡Si se puede!” (Spanish for “It can be done”).
Several protesters said they feared that family or friends might be deported once Donald Trump is sworn into office.


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  1. Kealeboga Gisto Baruti November 10, 2016 at 9:03 am - Reply

    The same applies to me…um so lucky um not an American… but anyway it is their choice. we were looking forward to them as a great nation to prove to the world that this issue of women being denied the right to hold high political ranks its an issue of the past..clearly they proved to us that women do not have the power to rule

  2. Montshwari G Matlapeng November 10, 2016 at 9:04 am - Reply

    The only highest rank for women in poltics in the US is secretary.

  3. Kidd Qte Gal (Botswana) November 10, 2016 at 9:12 am - Reply

    They voted for him what did they expect?

  4. Kealeboga Gisto Baruti (Botswana) November 10, 2016 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Yep. I believe that now.. they proved that to us.

  5. Montshwari G Matlapengna(Botswana) November 10, 2016 at 9:24 am - Reply

    But apart from being woaman, Clinton had more favor of being president then suddenly votes changed. dont you believe Trump had a few tricks to change the outcome i mean he is a businesss man after all and he is friends with Putin

  6. Nonye Okeke (Nigeria) November 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Trump has been elected so they should deal with it.

  7. Dennis Andersson Anyabolu (Nigeria) November 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    That one concerns you.

  8. Valentine Bimila (Dubai) November 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Is their now problem. It is the box that has proved it not appointment. But a special appointment from God.

  9. Valentine Bimila (Dubai) November 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    The real president for the USA. I am seeing a new USA. That is going to be a economic power house to the world. Not only the sale of armies.

  10. Valentine Bimila (Dubai) November 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Welcome the new president of change and development

  11. Amumonasha Mbolivali (Namibia) November 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    And so what,,he got what needs to get, more than enough to be your constitutional president …what is the use of protesting,,,,

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