Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of many major US cities on Wednesday to protest against the unexpected victory of Donald Trump for president, condemning the controversial remarks made by the businessman during his campaign against of immigrants, Muslims and other categories of population.
In New York, protesters led thousands to Trump Tower, the luxurious residence of the future US president on Fifth Avenue while hundreds more gathered in a Manhattan park shouting “Not my president “.
In downtown Chicago, an estimated total of 1,800 people gathered outside of a building belonging to the real estate tycoon – the Trump International Hotel and Tower – chanting slogans such as “No to the KKK No Trump ( Ku Klux Klan) No to racist America! “
Chicago police blocked the streets around the area of the event, hindering his career. There were no arrests at this stage neither nor violence.
But in Seattle, police said on his Twitter account that it was investigating the shooting, which occurred near a demonstration against Donald Trump, who, according to firefighters, injured five people, two of them with injuries that could be life threatening.
It was hard to tell at this stage whether the shots were related to the event.
Hundreds of people also gathered in Philadelphia, Boston, Portland or Austin, capital of Texas.
“Not our president”
Earlier in the day, more than a thousand students and teachers had left the classroom in Berkeley, California, to protest under the slogan “Not our president” against thesurprise victory of Donald Trump . Some 1500 students gathered in the courtyard of Berkeley High School, according to Charles Burress, spokesman for the school district in the San Francisco Bay. They then headed to the campus of the University of Berkeley, known for its progressiveness.
“We’ve gone back in time and came back to the 1950s by electing that fool. You know what? Trump makes us realize how much hatred and ignorance are still prevalent,” said a student present on site, according to a live broadcast Periscope via the application.
Brandishing placards minted anti-Trump and Mexican flags slogans, the students chanted, “Not my president!” (Not my president) and “Si puede!” Classical formula of the civil rights movement of immigrants.
According to a leaflet found on site, the protesters intend to denounce the arrival of a “Trump tyranny” and refuse violations of the rights of immigrants and the “militarization” of the border with Mexico. Donald Trump has proposed during the campaign to build a wall to stem immigration.
0Selon spokesman School District, teachers joined the students.
Demonstrations had already occurred Tuesday night in the Bay area of San Francisco against Donald Trump. Another demonstration was held at the University of California, Davis, not far from the state capital, Sacramento, where students blocked the streets and chanted: “You are not the America we are America! “