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Following the results of United States presidential elections that meant Donald Trump will become the next president, Thousand took to streets across USA to protest the election of Trump.

The New York protest appeared to be the largest of dozens of anti-Trump demonstrations taking place elsewhere in the country, in Chicago, Boston, Oakland, Portland and other mostly Democratic cities.

Thousands of protesters packed the area around Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday night, chanting slogans against President-elect Donald Trump.

"They chanted "I will not live in fear", "Fight back, stand up" and "¡Si se puede!"

In Los Angeles, protesters on the steps of City Hall burned a giant papier mache Trump head in protest.

The signs of his victory were evident in NY, where security barricades were placed in front of Trump Tower.

Brian Barto, a protester who had remained at the White House after most dispersed, told CNN affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington that he was "destroyed, honestly distraught".

Police says at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA early Wednesday morning, some shouting anti-Trump expletives.

Almost 2,000 people gathered at the Trump International Hotel in Chicago, chanting "No Trump!"

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The protest started at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night and may have been organized on Facebook.

Protesters gathered outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue near 56th Street, where the president-elect lives. Some protesters dragged newsstands and other objects into the street and others picked them back up.

Before the crowd headed onto I-5, it stopped outside the arena, home of the Portland Trail Blazers, as some people shouted: "Love trumps hate".

In Washington, several hundred gathered in front of the White House for a candlelight vigil on a damp, chilly evening, criticising what they called Mr Trump's racism, sexism and xenophobia, and carrying signs reading "We have a voice!" and "Education for all!"

University of MA students gathered at the Goodell Building for Workplace Learning and Management with chants of, "Trump must go!" This after students in Oakland, California walked out of class in protest of a Trump presidency. Seattle police said they were investigating a report of a shooting near the site of the protest in that city, but it may not have involved protesters.

The protesters chanted "Not my president" and "hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go".

Protesters reach Trump Tower as they march against Republican president-elect Donald Trump in the neighborhood of Manhattan in NY, U.S., November 9, 2016.

Bailey Walker, a 20-year-old George Mason University student, found herself grappling with how she could have been so confident of a Clinton victory. In Phoenix, about 200 students from Carl Hayden High School marched to the state Capitol in protest.

Elsewhere in California, more than 1,000 students at Berkeley High School staged a walk-out and marched to the campus of UC Berkeley.

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