Less than 18 hours after his election on November 8, 2016, Donald Trump watched on tv as thousands of protesters, mainly young people and students took to the streets of major U.S. cities and college campuses.
Many of the protesters, according to ABC News, sought “to express their disdain for president-elect Donald Trump.
In New York City, hundreds of people filled Union Square in lower Manhattan chanting “He’s Not My President” and carrying signs that read “Defeat Fascism.” Protesters were marching to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Another group of protesters gathered at Columbus Circle near Trump International Hotel & Tower.
In Chicago, hundreds of protesters marched through the city’s downtown and gathered outside the city’s Trump Tower to express their anger that Trump was elected.
“You saw all of the hate was coming with him, and you were just hoping that that would never come to fruition, and it has,” anti-Trump protester Will Rossi told Chicago’s ABC7.
Educational institutions were also hotbeds of protest today. High school and college students from California to Washington, D.C., held protests to show their opposition to Donald Trump‘s election as president.”