Protests over the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States lasted for the second day on Thursday, with thousands of people demonstrating in cities of Democratic and Republican states
In San Francisco, high school students marched through the city center, shouting “Not My President,” and with posters demanding Trump’s removal. Rainbow flags (symbol of the LGBT community, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and Mexican flags were shaken.
“As a white ‘queer’ person, we need to be one with people of color, we need to get up,” said Claire Bye, 15. “I am fighting for my rights as a LGBT person. I am fighting for the rights of ‘browns’, blacks, Muslims,” he said.
In New York City, about 100 people gathered in Union Square in Manhattan to protest against Trump’s presidency, accompanied by slogans such as “Divided States of America” , “Let the New Generation Speak” and “Not My President”.
In a subway station, New Yorkers expressed their thoughts on the walls using ‘post-its’ with the phrases ‘Time to Fight Back’, “Keep the Faith! ” ( “Keep the faith! Our work is just beginning!”).
On Thursday night, hundreds of people marched also in the states of Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
One group, where parents were also with children in strollers, joined the Philadelphia City Hall with posters stating “Not Our President,” “Trans Against Trump,” and “Make America Safe. For All “).
In Los Angeles, House Speaker Eric Garcetti, a Democrat, condemned what he described as “a very, very small group of people” that damaged property or blocked traffic during protests on Wednesday night.
Still, Garcetti said he was proud of the thousands of people who protested peacefully.
“I actually thought it was a beautiful way of expressing democracy. It was wonderful to see the new generation of our country become involved,” he said.
In Dallas, about 300 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to contest the outcome of this week’s election. As on Wednesday night, Thursday’s protest was peaceful, with no conflicts or arrests. It ended with a march in downtown Dallas where protesters held placards with the phrases “Love Trumps Hate” and “Spirit Unbreakable.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump returned to the Twitter social network, which he used frequently during the campaign, to address protesters: “I’ve just had a very open and successful presidential election. Very unfair! ”
Minutes earlier, the President-elect in Tuesday’s election had left a more positive message about the meeting with Acting President Barack Obama: “A fantastic day in DC.” I met with President Obama for the Melania was very fond of Mrs. O [Michelle Obama]! ”