Protests against Donald Trump spread to several major cities across the US on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours after after Trump won the presidential election.
Demonstrators in New York City, Chicago, the San Francisco Bay Area, Washington D.C., and Detroit were in the streets chanting “Not my president,” and calling out Trump who ran a campaign they say was fueled by racism, xenophobia, and sexism.
In New York, a throng of thousands began a march at Union Square and moved up Broadway toward Trump Tower, stopping rush hour traffic in its place. The mass of people spanned more than 40 city blocks.
Crowds broke out into dozens of anti-Trump chants, including “Love trumps hate,” and “P—y grabs back.” The crowd outside Trump Tower grew to nearly 10,000 late Wednesday, according to the New York Police Department.
People in San Francisco also numbered in the thousands, holding signs with messages like “Trump says go back, we say fight back. No to racism, sexism, war.”