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NEW YORK - Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump - and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams.

Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities. An estimated 2,000 protesters shouted angrily in downtown Seattle, expressing their frustration at the Trump victory over Democrat and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who won 228 electoral votes to Trump's 279.

Police in riot gear struggled to hold back scores of protesters in some of the cities as protesters chanted "Not My President" and "No Racist USA." The protests were mostly peaceful. Seattle police said they were investigating a report of a shooting near the site of the protest in that city, but it may not have involved protesters.

In Washington, D.C., hundreds took to the streets carrying signs saying “Nasty Women Fight Back” and “White Males for Equality for All.”

The unrest culminated when two separate anti-Trump demonstrations converged in front of the Trump International Hotel. They chanted and yelled "Impeach Donald Trump” and toward the end yelled at police officers who stood guard at the hotel entrance.

  Comments - 27

  • Hiran Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:56 PM

    US Presidential system is very different. Actually, in this elections, Hilary has secured over 230,000 votes more than Trump. However, the presidency in US Presidential Elections will be determined who could secure Electoral College. So, Hilary could not secure enough Electoral College in time and lost the elections. Funny but true!

    bert Friday, 11 November 2016 09:53 AM

    Killary and Obama are bad people. Killary people are like mafias.

    bert Friday, 11 November 2016 09:49 AM

    Unfortunately these people are actors paid by Soros. He is the financier for Clinton and Obama.

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 10 November 2016 08:15 PM

    Peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of democracy Obama said. Now these protests by anti-Trump; does it also comes under the hallmark of democracy or is it not accepting the majority decision which is anti-democracy.

    jaya Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:26 PM

    Appoint defeated candidate Hilary to the SL parliament as a MP through the national list.

    Suthu Mathaya Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:23 PM

    Hillary got more votes from public.

    Racist Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:10 PM

    I bet you are not a Christian. A christian will not call himself Jesus.

    Sudu Thursday, 10 November 2016 07:01 PM

    They protested when obama came into power back then as well.

    Appu Thursday, 10 November 2016 04:53 PM

    Only few people are protesting.Million people are supporting Trump

    Dayawathie Thursday, 10 November 2016 04:48 PM

    Donald Trump won the election convincingly. So why cannot the losing party accept defeat and move on ?.

    Don Thursday, 10 November 2016 04:15 PM

    Racists here support Trump no question there. via DM Android App

    Jesus Thursday, 10 November 2016 03:54 PM

    Beginning of the end of Devil worshippers Romon Catholics

    Ravi Thursday, 10 November 2016 03:45 PM

    Democracy in action in the USA!

    RM Thursday, 10 November 2016 03:15 PM

    Shall we invite Hilary to be the chiefminnisteriel candidate of the North Western Provincial Council.(Kurunagala )

    cheers Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:53 PM

    why the majority of Americans rejected Hilary so Trump is the president and looks like these are all bad tactics by Hilary Camp and the Obama camp

    De mo crazy Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:55 PM

    This is what Clinton Foundation secretly did in third world countries.Anti govt protests. They are masters.

    gdj100 Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:54 PM

    Grow up Americans, Trump is the eventual victor. Live with it and stop being such babies.

    Nadeesha Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:46 PM

    Sri Lanka learns Science and technology from the West and the West learns manipulations and corruptions from Sri Lanka.

    BV Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:30 PM


    David G A Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:31 PM

    Respect the democratically elected president.

    Adam Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:26 PM

    They did not. It was the college voting system

    Roman Thursday, 10 November 2016 02:25 PM

    Its too late now! Dems biggest downfall was electing Clinton over Sanders! and now USA will have to wait for another 4 years to elect their first female President none other than Michelle Obama come 2020!

    dd Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:51 PM

    they are thinking about FIRST LADY.. via DM Android App

    Harith Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:51 PM

    US can't accept a democratically elected President, but they try to intervene in other countries saying that there is no democracy.

    Dee Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:51 PM

    Most of the new citizens (such as immigrants from SL) got so scared about their jobs. Same case with brexit.

    acs Thursday, 10 November 2016 01:50 PM

    They must have learnt all these bad tactics from our own former dictator turned sore loser.

    Dr Drake Thursday, 10 November 2016 12:58 PM

    Apparently USA is turning to a SL

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