With the huge violence and slogan, the thousands of demonstrators have been seen on the street of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump, whereas some burned a US flag as they reached the Trump Tower while other chanted; “Not My President”. Many people have burned orange-haired effigies of businessman. Moreover, the many have condemned about his campaign rhetoric around immigrants, Muslims and other groups. The Chicago police closed all the roads and blocking the demonstrators’ path.
At Berkeley High School, above 1500 students were also on the street, Berkeley Unified School District officials said. On the other end, In Oakland, California, the police had used lit fires to disperse about 7000 people in the street and stood around them chanting. Some threw bottles and firecrackers at police, and several officers were injured, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson told CNN. She said two police cars also were burned.
Ethan Miller of the workers’ rights group Jobs with Justice said the Washington vigil was meant to show that civil society was resilient.
“It’s a hard time for a lot of Americans,” he told AFP. “We saw a campaign that was filled with racism and misogyny and whole host of other terrible tactics that ultimately were successful for winning the Electoral College.”
Donald Trump has become the 45th US president after securing a huge victory over Hillary Clinton yesterday and claimed the presidency of the United States of America in one of the most closely-fought election contests in the history. The millionaire businessman, now the president-elect, will be sworn in on Friday, January 20 2017, also known as Inauguration Day.
Mr Obama, who congratulated his successor in a phone call in the early hours of Wednesday, said it was “no secret” that he and Mr Trump had pretty significant differences.
But he added that “we all want what’s best for this country” and he was “heartened” by what he heard in Mr Trump’s remarks the night before. Mr Trump’s transition team for the 10-week period until inauguration will be led by Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey.