‘Not my president’ protests erupt around the country for the fourth day in a row

For the fourth day in a row, thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities across the US to show their frustration with President-elect Donald Trump’s win in Tuesday’s election.

The largest protests on Saturday were in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago – cities that overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump.

With many people off work for the weekend, the protests grew to what may have been the largest demonstrations against Trump so far. Here’s how they unfolded:


In Los Angeles, 8,000 people marched on Saturday in the largest anti-Trump rally there so far, chanting “not my president” and “love trumps hate.”

Foto: source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sources: Los Angeles Times, LAPD


Many protesters were upset that while Trump won the election, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Many demonstrators took issue with Trump’s racially charged rhetoric during the campaign.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

“I was sad the night it happened,” Jason Ramirez-Cabral told the Los Angeles Times. “Now, I’m angry.” Ramirez-Cabral came to the protest on Saturday morning after working a night shift the previous night.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Los Angeles Times


The rallies across the country on Saturday were mostly peaceful, though there were reports of clashes between police and protesters in Indianapolis.

Foto: A protester in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Sources: Business Insider, IndyStar


Protesters have accused Trump of being racist, sexist, and unfit to be president.

Foto: Protesters gather outside a federal building in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Maggie Flores told the Los Angeles Times she was there to protest Trump’s controversial statements about women, with her 11-year-old daughter in tow.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Los Angeles Times


“I’m here to be an example and to let her know that no man can talk to us like that — no matter how powerful or rich he is,” Flores told the Times.

Foto: A child looks on during a march and rally in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Los Angeles Times


Trump’s response to the protests has been mixed. He called the protests “unfair” Thursday night, then praised the protesters Friday morning, before calling for unity on Saturday.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Business Insider


“I’ve seen people oppressed,” Evelyne Werzola, a 46-year-old immigrant from South Africa told Reuters. “And this is like a heartbreak of the American dream for me. So I’m fighting to keep what America has stood for alive.”

Foto: Protesters paste signs on a wall opposite a federal building during a march and rally in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Source: Reuters


The protesters say they are not going away. Tens of thousands said they were attending Saturday’s rallies against Trump on Facebook events, and more events are planned for the coming days.

Foto: A woman holds a piñata depicting President-elect Donald Trump during a march and rally in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Around 1,100 protesters in Los Angeles were still protesting peacefully as night fell. “Thank you for the unity,” the LAPD tweeted.

Foto: Protesters in Los Angeles on November 12, 2016. source REUTERS

Source: Twitter


In New York City, several thousand protesters marched from Union Square up to Trump Tower — a two mile journey.

Foto: Protesters march from Union Square up to Trump Tower in Manhattan on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Source: Reuters


Protesters chanted “black lives matter,” and “pussy grabs back,” a reference to a 2005 tape that surfaced during the campaign of Trump bragging he could “grab [women] by the pussy” because he’s a star.

Foto: A protester in New York City on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Many of the NYC protesters held signs about climate change, which Trump has called a “hoax” despite the overwhelming scientific evidence suggesting otherwise.

Foto: Protesters in New York City on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Source: Business Insider


On the Facebook event for the protest in New York, 13,000 people said they went. CNN estimated 10,000 people were there.

Foto: Protesters in New York City on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Source: Facebook


The demonstrators rallied outside Trump Tower, where the president-elect lives. “We’re horrified the country has elected an incredibly unqualified, misogynist, racist on a platform that was just totally hateful,” Mary Florin-McBride, 62, told Reuters.

Foto: Protesters in New York City on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Source: Reuters


Thousands were still loudly, but peacefully, protesting when night fell in New York, as well.

Foto: Protesters outside Trump Tower in New York City on November 12, 2016. source John Heggestuen/Business Insider

Foto: source REUTERS

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