A nation divided. Protests against Donald Trump broke out around the country on Wednesday, November 9, after the controversial Republican candidate was elected president in a shocking turn of events early Thursday morning.
In multiple cities, including New York City and Chicago, thousands took to the streets in protest, shouting and carrying anti-Trump signs. A majority of protestors, who also climbed on structures and cars, held signs which read “Love Trumps Hate” and “Commit to Resist.”
There were also fires and vandalism that broke out in Boston and thousands of protestors in Chicago gathered outside of the Trump International Hotel and Tower, chanting “Not my president” and “F‑‑k Trump.”
Celebs including Mark Ruffalo also got caught in the mix. “Love Trumps Hate love fest NYC Thousands in the Street,” the actor captioned an Instagram video of thousands of protestors crammed together outside of the Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue.
Madonna also shared an Instagram video of thousands shouting “Not my president” in the middle of NYC. “Need to Turn these Words into Action……….So Now What? ?????? 🙏🏻🇺🇸 Rebel ❤️’s Unite. N.Y.C. Start A Revolution of ❤️🙏🏻🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃,” she captioned the video.
Julia Stiles, Questlove and Jamie Lee Curtis also posted videos of the revolt to their Instagram accounts.
The upset comes after Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States after defeating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who was projected to win for weeks leading up to election night.
In her concession speech on Wednesday, Clinton urged her supporters to accept Trump as president, reiterating to her supporters that Americans are stronger together. President Barack Obama also spoke about Trump, urging Americans to remember we are one nation.
“Everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after, we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team,” Obama said. “This is an intramural scrimmage. We’re not Democrats first. We’re not Republicans first. We are Americans first. We’re patriots first. We all want what’s best for this country.”
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