Trump’s victory triggers widespread protest across United States

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (APP): Days after the United States chose the
next President, protests have erupted in several cities, as people expressed their dismay over the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump against his Democratic party rival Hillary Clinton.
CNN reported protests in at least 25 American cities, mostly peaceful
but few tainted with violence which shows the difficult task Trump faces in uniting a country fractured by division many blame on his election rhetoric.
Trump has spoken against Muslim immigrants and Latinos in general,
evoked anger in neighboring Mexico by berating them. Videos of his crude remarks made against women made in the past has further stoked people’s anger who are questioning Clinton’s loss despite her being winning the popular vote, though by a narrow margin. Trump won because he won more electoral votes needed to become the next US President.
Media reported protests from major metropolitan centers like New
York, Chicago and Los Angeles, to similar cities such Richmond and Portland. Police also made dozens of arrests. Protests were reported even in Republican dominated states such as Atlanta, Dallas and Kansas City.
Two police officers were injured in Oakland, California and two patrol
cars burned as thousands of protesters took to the streets and chanted slogans against Trump, a police spokeswoman was quoted as saying by a media report. Some protesters also smashed windows and started small fire in downtown areas.
In Los Angeles, thousands of protesters filled the streets, including
some that burned a giant papier mache Trump head in front of City Hall and others that spray painted profanity on the Los Angeles Times building as well as on vehicles used by news organizations, a report said. Most of the major demonstrations took place in urban centers in blue states Clinton won Tuesday, highlighting the demographic divide that shaped the election results.
A few hundred people, mostly comprising young protesters gathered
outside the White House for a candlelight vigil before marching to the new Trump International Hotel a few blocks away. Many protesters feared that Trump will implement his promises he made during his election campaign to deport undocumented immigrants, estimated at around 11 million.
At a college in Washington, students burned American flags and called
Trump by bad names.