Protesters take to the streets following Trump's stunner

Protesters angry about Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton hit the streets from Southern California to  the East Coast early Wednesday, in some cases halting transportation and causing property damage.

Up to 100 people gathered in downtown Oakland, Calif., to protest the presidential election result, KTVU reported. As protesters gathered and continued to march on Telegraph Avenue, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down a station near downtown Oakland, KTVU added.

Protesters reportedly burned a Trump effigy and smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom early Wednesday morning, according to NBC Bay Area. Hundreds of students also took the streets in Berkeley and San Jose, with over 200 people spilling into Oakland's city limits, NBC Bay Area added.

In Portland, Ore., more than 100 protesters blocked traffic before marching to Portland State University. KGW-TV reported. A dumpster was put in the middle of a road, blocking a train and protesters chanted: "Whose streets? Our streets!" and "That's not my president," the TV station reported.

Protesters were also photographed by media outlets taking to the streets in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department reportedly closed a street down after protesters blocked a street intersection.

Protests also erupted in Southern California, were hundreds of UCLA students marched through campus and into nearby Westwood Village, chanting "(expletive) Donald Trump," ABC 7 reported. Demonstrations were also formed at the University of California, Irvine, where students were reportedly seen waving Mexican flags, ABC 7 added.

In Pennsylvania, students from the  University of Pittsburgh protested after Trump's victory with some students calling for unity, the Associated Press reported.

More than 1,000 people gathered outside the White House before the results were announced to protest against a Trump administration, Fox News reported.

Contributing: Jane Onyanga-Omara and Laura Mandaro


USA TODAY


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