Donald Trump’s recent victory has been characterised with vehemence since the night he was pronounced winner of the US Presidential election.
CNN reports that on Thursday afternoon, more than 200 anti-Trump protesters marched from the Union Square area to Washington Square Park in Manhattan.
“Not my president,” protesters chanted in rallies.
Some carried signs with messages such as, “White men stop ruining everything.” They chanted, “Trump and Pence make no sense.”
While most protesters were peaceful, dozens were arrested. At least three officers were wounded. And about 40 fires were set in one California city.
People numbering up to thousands filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight — with demonstrations outside Trump’s properties.
Overnight, about 5,000 people protested the real estate mogul’s victory outside Trump Tower, authorities estimated. They included pop star Lady Gaga, a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter.
The concerns of protesters ranged from policies, such as Trump’s proposed plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, to the polarizing tenor of his campaign that they say stoked xenophobic fears.