2 anti-Trump protests planned for NH, others sweeping across nation
Protests erupted across the country less than 24 hours after Americans learned Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.
Demonstrators have disrupted traffic, burned a giant papier-mache Trump head and declared that they refused to accept Trump's victory.
Two events like these are getting planned in New Hampshire
Occupy NH Seacoast is asking people to gather Friday at Market Square from 6-7 p.m. A Facebook event calls it a chance to keep the discussion going.
"This will be a chance to say that we Americans are about love and acceptance NOT racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, classism, agism and that we reject Hate!. We will be strong but we will be positive and we will not let this country go backwards," it said.
And on Saturday, hundreds RSVP'd to a Facebook page titled "Manchester Anti-Trump Protest."
Trump supporters have taken to social media to express their scorn of the protests, saying demonstrators are hypocrites for not accepting the democratic process because they don't like the results.
Hundreds marched to Boston's city hall Wednesday night.
"All the people who are dissatisfied with what is happening in our country need to come together and express their opinion and that's really the only thing that's going to fix anything," said Jen Smith of Salem, NH.
Overnight, several hundred people flooded onto one of the busiest freeways in Los Angeles, causing a miles-long traffic backup.
This afternoon, high school students in San Francisco staged a citywide walkout. They chanted "not my president" and waved rainbow and Mexican flags as they marched through the city's downtown.