The unexpected victory of president elect Donald Trump has sparked protests across the United States. Protesters took to the streets of New York and other major cities to condemn the election of the business tycoon.
People rallied in mass numbers across major cities including New York, Nashville, Chicago Cleveland, Oakland, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. Demonstrators also gathered outside Trump buildings chanting anti-trump slogans.
As Hillary Clinton, World leaders congratulate the president elect, U.S citizens in masses flooded the streets to show their dis-satisfaction with the election outcome. Protesters criticized the former reality television star of racism, xenophobia, hate speech and sexism.
Most recent protest updates
- Police declared anti-Trump protests in Portland, Oregon ‘a riot’.
- Police arrested at least 26 people in the two cities and warned the protesters against the use of fire devices.
- ”Crowd throwing projectiles at law enforcement forces, significant damage to car lot” police said.
- Protesters smashed windows, set fire to newspaper boxes and painted walls with anarchist graffiti.
- An activist in Portland said several human rights groups would form a coalition under a new title ‘Portlands resistance’.
In order to survive President Trump there needs to be a strong resistance. Our group believes that Portland has an opportunity to become a beacon of light for the rest of the nation, wrote the activist on facebook.
Protests outside Trump Towers
In Manhattan, hundreds of people took over the sixth avenue, and marched towards the Trump Tower carrying signs and banners that read ”not my president” and ”she got more votes”. Protesters gathered outside the trump tower chanted slogans like ”f…k your tower, f…k your wall”.
Similar demonstrations are held in Chicago with protesters closing the roads in rush hours.
I’m incredibly upset, I’m angry. My Body, My Choice, this has been just a lot to deal with and I’m very worried for the next four years. said pecker, one of the protesters outside the president elect’s Chicago Hotel Tower.
In New York an estimated 5000 people gathered outside Trump Tower. Lady gaga, a staunch Clinton supporter also joined the demonstrators in New York. The poker face singer was wearing a branded t-shirt with the words ”Love Trumps Hate” written across her chest.
Trump and Obama meet at White House amid protests
Barak Obama hosts his successor at the White House. President-elect Trump and his wife melania arrived at the white house an hour ago. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a smooth transition of the presidential office.
After the meeting, Barak Obama said he was encouraged by conversation with Trump and calls the Oval Office meeting ‘excellent’ and wide-ranging.
President Obama told reporters that it was an excellent meeting and look longer than one hour.
My number-one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our president-elect is successful, and I have been very encouraged by the, I think, interest in President-elect Trump’s wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country face. Said Obama
More protests planned
On Thursday, more demonstrations are planned with organizers urging people to take to the streets of Washington D.C on inauguration Day, on January 20.
Rudy Guiline, former New York city mayor and a staunch Trump supporter lashed out at protesters as ‘cry babies’.
The demostrators are a bunch of spoiled cry-babies, said Rudy talking to Fox TV.
Rudy further stated that he would encourage Trump to listen to these voices and tell them to wait a year.
Some protests turned into riots
The Portland police said on Thursday night that the protests in the city have turned into a riot. In a tweet, the police officials said ”riot” is punishable as ‘Class C Felony’. Reports say that protesters in the city attacked some of the drivers and police has issued warning against the use of illegal fire devices.
Due to extensive criminal and dangerous behavior, protest is now considered a riot. Crowd has been advised, said the police officials in a Twitter post.
In his very first comment on the ongoing demonstrations, president-elect Trump, in a Tweet, branded the demonstrators as ‘professional protesters’.
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016