Anti-Trump Protests

Fighting the Outcome

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Hundreds have been arrested in protests that turned sporadically violent across the country. Source : Reuters
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    Donald Trump and the Republican Party control all branches of government, but many people don’t accept Mr. Trump’s victory, setting the country on course for continued political clashes.

  • Facts

    Facts

    • Donald Trump won the presidential election with 290 Electoral College votes to Hillary Clinton’s 228 electoral votes. Ms. Clinton won the popular vote by more than 300,000 ballots.
    • Both Ms. Clinton and Mr. Obama have called on their supporters to accept the election result and give Mr. Trump an opportunity to govern.
    • Protesters have taken to the streets in America’s major cities from New York City, to Chicago, to Portland.
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For the second night in a row, they gathered outside of Trump Tower in Chicago, America’s second city. They marched through downtown, blocking lanes of traffic and chanting “not my president,” “we reject the president elect” and “Donald Trump has got to go.”

After thousands turned out on Wednesday, more than 100 showed up to protest on Thursday. Additional demonstrations are planned for the weekend.

“We don’t want Donald Trump,” said Christian Jones, a 29-year-old factory worker. “Most people prefer Hillary Clinton. The electoral ballot is what counts right now, but she won a majority of a vote.”

The scene is being repeated across the United States. Protesters have rallied in the streets of major cities – sometimes clashing with police – in the dim hope of stopping president-elect Donald Trump from the entering the Oval Office.

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