The people will be heard. Donald J. Trump is the next president-elect of the United States on Tuesday, Nov. 8. On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Anti-Trump protests took place across the U.S. and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Hordes of frustrated citizens unhappy with the results took to the streets to peacefully protest on the night after the election, which is a First Amendment right of every American. The mood of these protests seemed to be varied, ranging from peaceful to a bit more tense and agitated. According to CNN, tens of thousands of people in at least 25 cities protested. Some participated in anti-Trump chants and others held candlelight vigils. So, which American cities held Trump protests?
CNN reports that cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, and more staged protests. In Manhattan, protesters marched their way towards Trump Tower, which is located in a heavily trafficked area. The NYPD confirmed that it arrested 15 people for disorderly conduct on Wednesday evening.
USA Today reports that protests also took place in other major cities and mostly along the coasts, as well as some smaller outposts. Rallies were held in Boston, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Paul, and Washington, D.C., as well.
Citizens in Chicago also headed towards that city's Trump Tower, as CNN noted. Angry protestors burned a Trump effigy in Los Angeles as well.
The New York Times reported that many protestors repeated "Not our president" at the gatherings. Protestors are concerned about some of Trump's campaign platforms involving immigration issues and women's rights, and are angry about the fact that his opponent Hillary Clinton actually won the popular vote.
Again, it is the right of every American to engage in a peaceful protest and to air their grievances and that's just what these citizens all over the country are doing.