‘Not My President!’ – U.S Citizens Protest Against Trump’s Victory


Just after Donald Trump was declared US president Elect, several US citizens protest on the streets saying Donald Trump is not their president.

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On Wednesday 9th November, Lady Gaga staged a protest outside Trump Tower in New York, standing on a sanitation truck and holding a sign that read “Love trumps hate”.

In many cities across the state, citizens protest with cards, and marchers blasting Trump’s stance on immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

In New York, thousands of protesters filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”

'Not My President!' - U.S Citizens Protest Against Trump’s Victory
In downtown Chicago, an estimated 1,800 people gathered outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower, chanting phrases like “No Trump! No KKK! No racist USA.”

In Seattle, a gunman opened fire following an argument and wounded five people. The police claimed the shooting was not connected to the anti-Trump demonstrations but instead from a personal argument.

According to police reports, one of the victims was seriously injured and was rushed to nearby Harborview Medical Center while the other four victims, a woman and three men, sustained non-life threatening wounds on their legs.

'Not My President!' - U.S Citizens Protest Against Trump’s Victory

Hundreds also gathered in Philadelphia, Boston and Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday evening, and organizers planned rallies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. In Austin, the Texas capital, about 400 people marched through the streets.

Earlier on Wednesday, some 1,500 students and teachers rallied in the courtyard of Berkeley High School, in a San Francisco Bay Area city known for its liberal politics, before marching toward the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

Hundreds of high school and college students also walked out in protest in Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles and three other Bay Area cities – Oakland, Richmond and El Cerrito.

'Not My President!' - U.S Citizens Protest Against Trump’s Victory

A Latino group also of about 300 high school students walked out of classes on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles and marched to the steps of City Hall, where they held a brief rally.

This morning, Thursday 10th November, Jussie Smollett [Jamal Lyon of Empire TV series] posted a video saying he was sad about the outcome of the election. He urged the minority group [LGBTs, Blacks, Immigrants, Disabled, Muslims, etc] to come together to form a majority so they can conquer this phase together.

'Not My President!' - U.S Citizens Protest Against Trump’s Victory