Anti-Trump protests continue in major American cities

A man dressed in red-white-and-blue sits on the curb during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

In Oakland, windows were smashed overnight. In Washington D.C., an American flag was set on fire Wednesday.

From coast to coast, pockets of protests against Donald Trump's election day victory were documented online.

As night fell Wednesday, at least seven major American cities saw widespread protests against President-elect Donald Trump.

New York, Seattle, Chicago, Portland and Washington D.C. were among the cities with demonstrators.

In New York, the protesters headed toward Trump Tower.

In Seattle, the number of protesters grew into the hundreds.

In Washington, the protests reached the gates of the White House.


In Austin, hundreds of University of Texas students marched Wednesday from their classrooms to the city's downtown area chanting, "out of your houses and into the streets."

Meanwhile, American flags were torched at American University -- in the nation's capital.

Some of the students proclaimed "America is dead" and "America doesn't represent me."

The Stars and Stripes were also burned in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Protests resumed in Portland Wednesday evening with protesters blocking streets and echoing the "not my president" sentiment.

Students from Fisk University in Nashville marched toward Tennessee's Capitol building before staging a sit-in in the middle of a street.

In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Media reports said the crowd grew to about 300 people, including some who sat in the middle of a road. The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted, "That's not my president."

In Seattle, about 100 protesters gathered in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire.

In Pennsylvania, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students marched through the streets, with some in the crowd calling for unity. Campus protests also erupted at the University of Texas, the University of Connecticut, the University of California, Berkeley and other University of California campuses.

On Twitter, the hashtag "NotMyPresident" had been used nearly half a million times.

This story will be updated.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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