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

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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.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

“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”.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on top of a bus outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on top of a bus outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains obscene gesture) Demostrators protest on top of a bus outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people in several cities across the country took to the streets a day after Donald Trump was elected president.  (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains obscene gesture) Demostrators protest on top of a bus outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people in several cities across the country took to the streets a day after Donald Trump was elected president. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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.”

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest on Michigan Avenue November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

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]! ”

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 09: Demonstrators protest outside of the Trump Tower November 9, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. Thousands of people across the United States took to the streets in protest a day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president, defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 09:  A protester holds a sign reading 'Make Bigots Afraid Again" during a protest against the elction of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 09: A protester holds a sign reading ‘Make Bigots Afraid Again” during a protest against the elction of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 09:  Protesters hold up signs and yell during a protest against the elction of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 09: Protesters hold up signs and yell during a protest against the elction of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

 

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity) People march in the streets in protest of the election of Republican Donald Trump on November 9, 2016 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trump's victory was widely seen as an upset.  (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity) People march in the streets in protest of the election of Republican Donald Trump on November 9, 2016 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trump’s victory was widely seen as an upset. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

 

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 09:  A protester holds up a sign during a protest against the election of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 09: A protester holds up a sign during a protest against the election of Donald Trump in the Boston Common on November 9, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Protestors burn an American flag on Fifth Avenue outside of Trump Tower, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 9: Protestors burn an American flag on Fifth Avenue outside of Trump Tower, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Protestors rally against Donald Trump in Union Square, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 9: Protestors rally against Donald Trump in Union Square, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 9: Protestors rally against Donald Trump in Union Square, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 9: Protestors rally against Donald Trump in Union Square, November 9, 2016 in New York City. Republican candidate Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election in the early hours of the morning in a widely unforeseen upset. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09:  (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity) Anti-Trump protesters gather in a park as New Yorkers react to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity) Anti-Trump protesters gather in a park as New Yorkers react to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States on November 9, 2016 in New York City. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in an upset to become the 45th president. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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