Anti-Trump protesters march for fifth straight night

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Protests were held Sunday in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and other cities.

The protests were not confined to the U.S. Hundreds reportedly gathered in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gates, some with anti-Trump messages.

Civil rights groups have monitored violence against US minorities since Trump's win, citing reports of attacks on women in Islamic head scarves, of racist graffiti and of bullying of immigrant children. They chanted, "We are here to stay".

Yasso, who said she was an immigration lawyer, said immigrants are terrified.

"I think that we are getting together to support each other as a community because this is a huge loss", Andrea Garcia said.

Police initially detained four people they believe to be gang members.

Protesters hold banners during a rally in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California, Nov. 13, 2016.

On Saturday, demonstrators gathered in big cities like NY and Los Angeles, as well as in smaller places like Worcester, Massachusetts, and Iowa City, Iowa.

Trump initially denounced the protests, saying they were "incited" by media, but later praised the demonstrators' "passion for our great country". Some are questioning the legitimacy of Trump's victory by noting that although he took the Electoral College, Clinton won the popular vote.

On Saturday, 8,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles. Police also advised the splinter protest that anyone entering the freeway will be subject to arrest. At least 19 people were arrested.

The gathering came after a news conference Saturday in which Mayor Charlie Hayes and Police Chief Mike Marshman urged people to restrain themselves after several days of violent marches that damaged property and left one person shot.

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An online fundraising campaign to raise money for small businesses that were vandalized in the protests has received over $54,000.

For the fourth time since Donald Trump, accused racist, admitted groper of women, was elected president of the United States on Wednesday, Chicago protesters gathered in the Loop Saturday morning to protest the election outcome.

"This group is going to remain peaceful and what we have tonight is lovely", McKelvey said. Police arrested dozens of people late Saturday and early Sunday. "No arrests have been made". Holding a "Keep Love Legal" sign, 25-year-old Los Angeles resident Alex Seedman called Trump a fascist. The bulk of the group marched from just before 11 a.m.to around 2 p.m. after linking up with another group of protesters protesting the high-profile and controversial Dakota Access Pipeline that would destroy Native American land.

Currier says that instead of closing Interstate 5 to allow protesters to march on the highway, the governor should be using National Guard trucks and state troopers "to block these unlawful protests".

In Indianapolis, two police officers were injured by protesters throwing rocks Saturday evening, according to a tweet from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department's official account. Nineteen people were reportedly arrested.

Protests also were held in Detroit, Minneapolis and others.

Protesters initially met at Pioneer Courthouse Square at 6 p.m. Saturday night before beginning their march at around 6:45 p.m.

Police say Shamar Xavier Hunter and Steffon Marquise Corothers were in a vehicle on the Morrison Bridge when they became involved in a confrontation with protesters. Portland Police arrested 71 people on Saturday night for "failing to obey numerous lawful orders to vacate city streets", police said.

Two protesters were detained by police.

They were blocking the city's light rail service and restricting traffic flow, police said.