Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators marched and held rallies in cities across the United States to protest President-elect Donald Trump. Julie Noce reports.
Protests erupt in cities across the U.S. a day after Donald Trump is voted into office as the country's next president. People by the hundreds and sometimes thousands demonstrated against Trump's controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups. In Seattle, people marched through the downtown streets. From Oakland, California.... to Chicago.... to Philadelphia, people gathered, marched and held signs to voice their opinions. (4057) In Manhattan, demonstrators gathered at Trump's gilded home on Fifth Avenue- Trump Tower. Protesters said the demonstration was as much about exercising their right to free speech as it was about solidarity. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROTESTER, BRANDON, FROM MARYLAND, SAYING: "Even though we can't really change anything and we have to accept what has happened, we want them to know that we're pissed. This is awful. And even though we can't change anything, it feels good to stand together with my brothers, my sisters, the people that share my beliefs and let everyone know that we are not ok with this." And in Boston, police say some 4,000 people had gathered on the Boston Common. A representative of the Trump campaign did not respond immediately to requests for comment on the various protests. There were no immediate reports of arrests or violence in any of the demonstrations.