#NotMyPresident: Anti-Trump Protests Sweep the Nation

#NotMyPresident: Anti-Trump Protests Sweep the Nation

Thousands took to the streets to voice their anger, and fear, following Donald Trump's election as president of the United States.

Thousands took to the streets to voice their anger, and fear, following Donald Trump's election as president of the United States.

Text: William Defebaugh

Last night, thousands of Americans took to the streets in over 25 major cities across the country to protest president elect Donald Trump. Specifically, they targeted Trump properties, with one singular message: "not my president."

Among the crowds in New York City's protest were prominent members of the fashion and entertainment industries—including Cher, Lady Gaga, and more—who, like many liberals in the country, are struggling to cope with the results of Tuesday's presidential election, and the realities of what a Donald Trump presidency will look like. Police estimate that there were as many as 5,000 outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.

The protests extended to San Francisco, Seattle, Nashville, Chicago, and more big cities. In Los Angeles, protesters even went so far as to burn a piñata-like effigy of Trump.

If one thing has been made clear in the 24 hours since Trump's election, it's that millennials are not prepared to let our country go silently into its next political era. Their voices will be heard. See moments from the protests below.

A video posted by Molly Bair (@molllsbair) on

Proud of my city! #protest #notmypresident #imwither #nyc

A video posted by #VoteHillary (@samantharonson) on

Love Trumps Hate love fest NYC Thousands in the Street.

A video posted by Mark Ruffalo (@markruffalo) on

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