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Fresh protests erupt in several US states over Trump win

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 07:23

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Hundreds of people, many of them students who skipped classes, staged fresh protests on Thursday in several US cities in anger at Donald Trump's election as president.

[LOS ANGELES] Hundreds of people, many of them students who skipped classes, staged fresh protests on Thursday in several US cities in anger at Donald Trump's election as president.

Some 1,000 students, most of them high schoolers, marched through San Francisco's financial district toward City Hall chanting "Not my president!" and blocking traffic.

"We are protesting because we want to stand up for our rights and we deserve to be heard," Pamela Campos, 18, told the San Francisco Chronicle.

"Donald Trump is just racist. He's attacking all the immigrants, all the Muslims. I saw all my classmates crying yesterday."

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Students held walkouts in several other cities in northern California, including Napa and Hayward.

In Los Angeles, several hundred students marched at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) campus carrying placards that read "Dump Trump" and "Love trumps hate".

"Initially, I accepted his election but yesterday when I saw Hillary's concession speech I couldn't avoid crying," Daisy Rivera, 24, told AFP, referring to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

"I can't believe we have that racist, xenophobic, misogynist elected president."

In New York, some 200 anti-Trump protesters gathered at Washington Square Park in Manhattan. Student demonstrations were also reported in Texas and elsewhere across the country.

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of American cities on Wednesday to express outrage over Mr Trump's shock election.

Demonstrations were also being planned over the weekend.

During the presidential campaign many Americans expressed outrage over Mr Trump's rhetoric on immigrants, Muslims and refugees, and some fear he will act on those policies once he becomes president on Jan 20.

AFP

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