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In US; Fresh protests erupt in several cities over Trump win




Anti-Trump protesters at the University of Minnesota on November 10, 2016

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several UScities for a second night of nationwide protests over the stunning election of Donald Trump to the presidency. Trump, commenting on the unrest for the first time, blamed the news media.

Shouting "Not my president!" and carrying placards that read "I did not elect hate for president," some 300 people marched in Baltimore.
Protests also took place in New York, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Oakland and elsewhere.
In Los Angeles, several hundred students marched at the University of California campus carrying placards that read "Dump Trump" and "Love trumps hate"

"We are just showing that this is going to be the next four years. It'll be four years of resistance,Kaila Philo, a 21-year-old student, told The Baltimore Sun. She said she had created an event on Facebook for her friends that ended up attracting thousands.
A woman looks on as she takes part in a protest against president-elect Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower in New York

Students held walkouts in several other northern California cities, including Napa and Hayward.
In Los Angeles, several hundred students marched at the University of California campus carrying placards that read "Dump Trump" and "Love trumps hate."
"Initially, I accepted his election but yesterday when I saw Hillary's concession speech, I couldn't avoid crying," Daisy Rivera, 24, told AFP of the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
"I can't believe we have that racist, xenophobic, misogynist elected president."

'Traumatic election'

In New York, some 300 to 400 anti-Trump protesters gathered, down from 2,000 the day before. Police kept them on the sidewalk and prevented them from blocking 5th Avenue Similar demonstrations that attracted tens of thousands of people took place in various cities on Wednesday.
                                    Demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump have been peaceful overall despite some arrests
Protests are also planned over the weekend.
The demonstrations have been peaceful overall despite some arrests and police in riot gear deployed in heavy numbers in several cities.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti lauded the protests while urging the demonstrators to stay off freeways and not vandalize property.
"This was a traumatic election," he told a news conference. "There's plenty of division, and there's finger-pointing in both directions, but there were things that were said that were not partisan, about women, about our Muslim brothers and sisters, about immigrants."
Trump's rhetoric about minorities outraged many during the election campaign. Around a dozen women have also accused the real estate billionaire of sexual misconduct.
Professors at several universities across the country cancelled classes or delayed tests on Wednesday to allow students to "cope" with the election outcome.
At Cornell University in New York, where students held a "cry in," one professor scrapped her lecture for fear she would "break down" before students.
A University of Michigan psychology professor postponed an exam saying his students appeared clearly upset.

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