Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets in Cities Across the Country

Demonstrators chant “Not my president!” in protest of president-elect

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Americans in cities across the country have taken to the streets to protest Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s presidential election.

Thousands of angry demonstrators blocked the streets in Chicago Wednesday night, opposing the newly-elected president. According to the Chicago Tribune, the crowd first gathered in front of Trump Tower before moving through downtown while chanting “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascists USA.”

CBS News reports that the Chicago protest, which is expected to last until 9 p.m. CT, was initially organized by the groups Freedom First International and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, among others.

Similar protests popped up throughout the country following Trump’s surprise victory over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton

Early Wednesday morning, after the election was called in Trump’s favor, hundreds of protesters marched through Oakland, California, chanting “Not my president,” according to the Los Angeles Times. One woman was hospitalized with “major injuries” after being hit by an SUV.

The L.A. Times also reported several gatherings in Los Angeles, including a group of about 100 people on the steps of city hall on Wednesday. Several thousands of protesters gathered at a rally at UCLA and marched through Westwood earlier in the day after the president-elect delivered his victory speech.

Several other California universities were the sites of anti-Trump protests, including USC, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and Cal State L.A.

In Massachusetts, over 1,000 people gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common and marched to the State House and through the streets, reported, adding that 4,500 people had RSVPed on Facebook to the “Boston Against Donald Trump” rally.

NBC News reports that hundreds of students at Berkeley High School also walked out of class on Wednesday morning, chanting “Not my president.” Similar high school protests were reported in Oakland, Seattle and Des Moines, Iowa.

Additional gatherings were reported by the Associated Press in Portland, Oregon; Phoenix, Arizona; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Boulder, Colorado.

See some of the social media posts from the protests below: