Thousands of protesters, including school and college students have taken to the streets in various cities across the United States to voice their anger over Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election.
Numerous demonstrations were staged on Wednesday in which people took to the streets to slam Trump’s controversial campaign rhetoric about undocumented immigrants, Muslims and other groups.
The protesters expressed their anger at the news of Trump’s victory and put his effigies on fire in California, Philadelphia, Boston and Portland, Oregon, and Washington.
They slammed Trump for proposing to build a wall along the border with Mexico in order to keep immigrants from entering the US illegally.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, DC, outside the Whitehouse for a candlelight vigil before marching to the new Trump International Hotel, which is located a few blocks away on Pennsylvania Avenue.
“I’m trying to not be angry and trying to find more positive way to express my reactions. I don’t think anger will help,” said a protester named Kate Lasso.
"I'm just really terrified about what is happening in this country,” said another protester, 22-year-old Adriana Rizzo in Chicago, as he was holding a sign that read, “Enjoy your rights while you can.”
Donald Trump’s election campaign had been marred by his controversial remarks against minorities in the US. He also called to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.