Thousands join anti-Trump protests around country

Protesters demonstrate on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York, in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Protesters demonstrate on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York, in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

CHICAGO (AP) – Thousands of protesters around the country have hit the streets today to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president. Authorities say the demonstrations were mostly peaceful.

In Chicago, several thousand people marched through the Loop and gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!” A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Philadelphia’s City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. In Boston, thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.”

There were also protests in the nation’s capital, on the West Coast and at some college campuses.

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