- Title: Protests against Trump continue into the New York night
- Date: 12th November 2016
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS IN MARCH AGAINST U.S. PRESIDENT-ELECT, DONALD TRUMP, THROUGH STREETS OF MANHATTAN VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING, HOLDING SIGNS READING (English) 'NOT MEIN FUHRER' AND 'UNITED AGAINST HATE' VARIOUS OF MARCHERS WEAVING THROUGH TRAFFIC PROTESTER HOLDING SIGN READING (English): 'WE ARE THE POPULAR VOTE' VARIOUS OF CROWD OF PROTESTERS MARCHING THROUGH MANHATTAN
- Embargoed: 27th November 2016 23:33
- Keywords: New York City protest Donald Trump presidency march
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0015852KAV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of New York on Saturday (November 12) and in cities across the United States to protest against President-elect Donald Trump, who they say will threaten their civil and human rights.
Rallies were scheduled throughout the day in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, where organizers said they hoped to continue the momentum after several nights of demonstrations triggered by the real-estate mogul's surprise win in Tuesday's presidential election.
Chanting slogans including "Not my president!", several thousand protesters marched peacefully up New York City's Fifth Avenue past its glitzy store fronts before filling the streets around Trump Tower, the president-elect's skyscraper home.
Later large numbers broke away and marched through various locations in midtown Manhattan, including past the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue and then on to Times Square.
Hours before Saturday's rallies began, a protester in Portland was shot as he took part in a march across the Morrison Bridge. He is expected to live, but the suspect remains at large, police said.
Since Trump's victory, demonstrators in several cities have decried the Republican's campaign promises to restrict immigration and register Muslims, as well as allegations that the former reality-TV star sexually abused women.
The demonstrations so far have been largely peaceful, although in Portland protesters smashed store windows, sprayed graffiti and damaged cars as they clashed with police who used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
Dozens of protesters have been arrested and a handful of police injured.
The demonstrations since the election have been impromptu affairs, quickly organized by young Americans with a diverse array of backgrounds and agendas.
Protesters were at their most numerous and intense in the rallies immediately following the election before getting smaller in scale. Saturday's protests, however, were expected to be bigger due to the weekend.
As activists look to the next four years with Trump in the White House while his party controls both houses of Congress, some are preparing for what they hope will be the nation's most enduring demonstrations since the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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