- Title: Thousands of protesters rally outside of Trump Tower
- Date: 12th November 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) POLICE LINE ALONG 5TH AVENUE OUTSIDE OF TRUMP TOWER POLICEMAN WATCHING PROTEST PROTESTER ARRESTED AFTER JUMPING OVER BARRICADE AND LAYING DOWN PROTESTERS ON 5TH AVENUE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING UP 5TH AVENUE WIDE OF PROTESTERS ON 5TH AVENUE
- Embargoed: 27th November 2016 20:55
- Keywords: Trump protests Tower election Clinton college
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA0015852A13
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of protesters rallied outside of Trump Tower in New York on Saturday (November 12), criticizing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump following his surprise election earlier this week over former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
At one arrest was made as the New York Police Department blocked off 5th Avenue to prevent protesters from reaching the residence of the Republican candidate.
As of early Saturday morning, some 100,000 people had indicated on Facebook that they were planning to attend or were interested in the anti-Trump rallies in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, where organizers told protesters that violence and vandalism will not be tolerated.
The demonstrations so far have been largely peaceful, although in Portland protesters have smashed store windows, sprayed graffiti and damaged cars as they clashed with police who used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
Security barricades now shield some of the businessman's most visible properties, including the newly opened Trump International Hotel near the White House and Trump Tower in New York.
The demonstrations since the election have been impromptu affairs, quickly organized by young Americans with a diverse array of backgrounds and agendas.
Some 60.3 million people voted for Trump, fewer than the 60.8 million who cast ballots for Clinton. But Trump's strong showing in swing states, including Michigan, meant he triumphed in the Electoral College that ultimately picks the president.
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