Donald Trump's win sparks protests in New York, Chicago



    Donald Trump's win sparks protests in New York, Chicago

    Nov.10, NY: Thousands of people have taken to the streets in several US cities to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise victory in the presidential election, condemning his campaign rhetoric around immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

    On Wednesday evening, thousands of protesters thronged streets in midtown Manhattan, New York City. Some burned a US flag as they reached the Trump Tower while others chanted:  "Not my president".

    In Chicago, roughly 1,000 people attempted to gather outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower downtown while chanting phrases such as "No Trump! No KKK! No racist USA".

    Chicago police closed roads in the area, blocking the demonstrators' path.

    Protesters condemned Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico to keep out undocumented immigrants and other policies perceived as affecting people of colour.

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    In his victory speech, however, Trump said he would be president for all Americans, saying: "It is time for us to come together as one united people."

    In Chicago, Angie Victoria, 27, told Al Jazeera: "I think [Trump] getting elected is an atrocity. There's no way he's qualified to be president, he's so erratic. There's no platform; he just appealed to people stewing in bigotry and racism."

    Izzy Mosser, 19, said: "A presidency under Trump is ... scary. The only good thing is that people are coming together to stop him. It's dividing and uniting at the same time."

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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