Protesters on Wednesday took to the streets of Oakland in the US state of California to denounce president-elect Donald Trump’s victory at the polls.
Angered by the billionaire’s anti-immigration statements and alleged racism, the demonstrators set fire to garbage bins and smashed windows, chanting: “That’s not my president.”
Anti-Trump protests spread to other parts of the country, including New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.
Approximately 1,000 people attempted to gather in front of Trump International Hotel in downtown Chicago, chanting slogans against Trump, white supremacist group Klu Klux Klan, and racism.
“I’m just really terrified about what is happening in this country,” said Adriana Rizzo, a 22-year-old protester at the Chicago rally.
“I’m particularly concerned about the rise of white nationalism, and this is to show my support against that type of thing,” she added.
In New York, thousands marched down sixth avenue toward Trump Tower holding signs and chanting: “This is what democracy looks like.”
Meanwhile, students at secondary education institutions across California staged walk outs, with some 1,500 students rallying in the courtyard of Berkeley High School near the University of California at Berkeley campus.
“We’re sitting here, setting our clocks back to 1950 electing this fool. You know? Trump honestly just makes us realize how much hate and ignorance is left,” said a female student live streaming the rally online.
Shooting in Seattle
In Seattle, police reported a shooting near the protests. At least five people were injured, two of them with “life-threatening injuries.”
However, authorities noted that the shooting does not appeare to be connected to the demonstrations.
In a shocking victory on Wednesday, Trump won the US presidential election by winning more than 270 electoral votes, despite his rival Hillary Clinton taking the popular vote.