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MILWAUKEE -- Thousands of people around the country took to the streets to protest less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was named the next president of the United States. And in Milwaukee, protesters took to the streets Thursday night, November 10th.

At least two groups, "Occupy Milwaukee" and the UWM student led organization "Progressive People of Milwaukee" asked people to meet at 5:30 p.m. at Red Arrow Park to protest the election of Donald Trump.

The morning after election day, Democrats felt a combination of shock and sadness.

Donald Trump will be the nation's 45th president.

For thousands, disappointment turned to protest as Hillary Clinton supporters channeled their disbelief into a single defiant message.

"Not my President," they chanted. "Not today."

Here's a snapshot of the rallies across the nation:

NY: Thousands march outside Trump's home

On Thursday afternoon, more than 200 anti-Trump protesters marched from the Union Square area to Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

Some carried signs with messages such as, "White men stop ruining everything." They chanted, "Trump and Pence make no sense."

Overnight, about 5,000 people protested the real estate mogul's victory outside Trump Tower, authorities estimated. They included pop star Lady Gaga, a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter.

Their concerns ranged from policies, such as Trump's proposed plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, to the polarizing tenor of his campaign that they say stoked xenophobic fears.

"I came out here to let go of a lot of fear that was sparked as soon as I saw the results," protester Nick Powers said in New York. He said he feared Trump will support stronger stop-and-frisk policies that would put many people in prison. Powers said he was also worried that Trump's victory would embolden sexist views.

At least 15 protesters at Trump Tower were arrested Wednesday night for disorderly conduct, New York police said.

Oakland, California: 40 fires started

About 7,000 demonstrators filled streets in Oakland on Wednesday night -- and some turned violent.

Protesters hurled Molotov cocktails, rocks and fireworks at police. Three officers were injured, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said.

Trash fires smoldered on a highway, and a downtown business was set ablaze. By Thursday morning, emergency workers extinguished about 40 fires.

"Throughout the evening, the large group splintered into smaller groups that began vandalizing numerous businesses in the downtown area," Oakland police said.

At least 30 people were arrested and 11 citations were issued for vandalism, assaulting officers, unlawful assembly, failure to disperse and possession of a firearm.

Three police cars from nearby Pleasanton were damaged, officials said.

A few miles away at Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students walked out of classes Wednesday. In San Francisco, more than 1,000 students across the city walked out of the school and headed to the Civic Center to engage in a peaceful protest, according to a tweet from the San Francisco Unified School District.

"People are furious, not just at the results of the election but the rhetoric of Donald Trump," said Ahmed Kanna, an organizer for Social Alternative at Berkeley.

Chicago: 'We're taking many steps back'

In Chicago, activists marched down Lake Shore Drive -- an eight-lane expressway along Lake Michigan -- toward the Windy City's Trump Tower.

"I still can't believe I have to protest for civil rights," one sign read.

CNN's Ryan Young, who saw a few thousand people there, said many chanted vulgarities toward the President-elect.

"As a nation we thought we had come so far, but it seems like we're taking many steps back," one woman said. "We want to come together to change that."

In Omaha, Nebraska, authorities deployed pepper balls on a crowd of more than 200 people protesting Trump's election after they defied police orders to stay out of the streets.

Los Angeles: Trump effigy torched

Dozens of high school and college students staged rallies near the USC and UCLA campuses.

Overnight, more than 1,000 protesters rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall, including many young Latinos.

They chanted, "I will not live in fear," "Fight back, stand up" and "¡Si se puede!" (Spanish for "Yes, it can be done").

Protesters also set on fire a piñata depicting the head of the President-elect.

Several protesters said they feared that family or friends might be deported once Trump takes office.

Brooklyn White, an 18-year-old who voted for Clinton, held a sign that said, "Hate won't win."

"We can't let it stop us," she said. "If he's the president, then fine. But if Donald Trump is going to be it, then he has to listen."

As many as 3,000 people joined Wednesday's demonstrations in the city, and 28 people were arrested for running into the 101 Freeway, said Los Angeles police spokeswoman Liliana Preciado. There was some property damage, but it's too early to know the exact extent, she said.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement, "I understand that the results of Tuesday's election are painful for many of us, and this kind of engagement can be a meaningful part of the healing we need after such a long and divisive campaign.

"But walking and throwing objects onto freeways is dangerous for pedestrians and drivers -- and it puts a heavy burden on people just trying make it home to their families or get to work safely."

Garcetti emphasized that the protests were largely peaceful, but said police would take quick action against those blocking traffic on interstates or vandalizing property, including news media vans.

"There is no place for the destruction of property, for the dangerous stopping of traffic," he said at a press conference Thursday. "Don't lose the message here. The message is that Los Angeles stands as the great hope."

Garcetti said 28 protesters have been arrested.

Washington: 'America has failed'

Meanwhile, protesters in Washington chanted, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," as they marched downtown to the Trump International Hotel.

Elsewhere in the nation's capital, an illuminated sign proclaimed that the US is "Better Than Bigotry."

"Everything that has been built up has been destroyed," protester Brian Barto told CNN affiliate WJLA-TV. "America has failed (minorities)."

Supporters: Trump an 'agent of change'

Trump supporters also rallied, showing their elation outside his current and future homes -- New York's Trump Tower and the White House.

Nicholas Elliot, a Georgetown University student, compared Trump's victory to the United Kingdom's Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

"I feel pretty good. A year-and-a-half process has ended, and it ended my way," the Texan told WJLA.

J.D. Vance, author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy," said Trump supporters in middle America voted for him because so few people -- including Clinton or her supporters -- had paid attention to their plight.

"They see Trump as an agent of change and (an) agent of protest against folks who they feel have really failed in government," Vance said.

Now comes the hard part: finding middle ground, CNN's Marc Preston said.

"All that anger that has been contained outside of Washington, D.C., and New York that we don't see in middle America ... everyone's starting to see it," Preston said. "There is a lot of healing that has got to happen."

47 comments

  • Joe the cook

    How does this help your cause.. this is exactly why the vote against progressives happened. The free tuition, 15 dollar, free this, free that.. guess who pays, the voters that put Trump in office. If you want a socialist government your welcome to flee to Venezuela. It boggles the mind when the left didn’t allow anyone to disagree with them they were shut down. Elections have consequences and you have been owned.

    • wally owstrowski

      funny but if your president elect would have lost everyone here would have been shouting rigged election! all you white people like him because he says what you guys think but are to scared to say! soon you guys will be the minority and wont be able to do anything about it.

      • Ben C

        If that is true, show me the videos of mobs of conservatives protesting the day after the election in 2008 or 2012. Show me a half dozen videos of pro Obama people being assaulted, yes physically assaulted the day after those elections while mobs of like-minded animals cheer (and videotape). Show me the videos of mobs people destroying private property, vandalizing businesses, burning Obama in effigy or a host of other things the day after either election. You can’t because they do not exist. This is not a protest against Trump. This is a protest against the results of a free and democratic election that they do not like. Another group started out protesting the results of free and democratic elections they didn’t like…in Germany…in the 30s…and we all know how that turned out.

  • hell in a handbasket

    Reminds me of the Republican protests of 08 and 12 (Sarcasm for the slow). These little fragile snowflakes will occupy anything but a job.

  • MelissaK

    These morons are nothing more then a big bunch of childish babies crying that they did not get their way. My 3 year old daughter is more mature! Grow up idiots!

  • liberty

    If you noticed the voting map that only the heavily populated areas voted for Hillary. The real workers voted for Trump. The only ones protesting are the ones that were looking for a free ride. Nobody will miss you at work, because you don’t work.

  • phacepalm

    Poster Board: $2.50

    Sharpie: $1.25

    Bus fare to the protest: $2.00

    Clinton no longer having a security clearance: Priceless

  • Nope

    I did not support either parties, but…if it’s such a big deal then work on getting people in office you actually like on both lines or run for office yourself. That’s more productive then walking the streets as nothing will ever get done that way. Remember, he was a Democrat just before running. Clinton loss, it’s a cycle of power; No one on their right mind should support either sides 100% as they are both have huge flaws.

  • dave

    I love the people carrying signs and chanting F##k Trump. Then they get interviewed as to why they do not like him and say “We are not going to stand for his hate”. Hmmmmm…..no hypocrisy here. They are apparently full of love and acceptance.

  • deletedagain

    Trump won the election because the majority of people are sick and tired of all of the protests during the campaign and now the true colors are shown once again.
    Hillary is a criminal and so are her supporters.

  • Sheila Moyet

    This behavior achieves NOTHING except breeds more hatred within our country. Sooner or later there will be a backlash where people will start retaliating to this…and then we end up with a war. What purpose will this all serve? NONE!

    • lissa

      Tell that to the racists committing hate crimes in Trump’s name. It goes both ways. We r americans, we need to start acting like it wtf

      • Liberal tears are so tasty

        It’s already been PROVEN that those “crimes” of vandalism in Trump’s name were done by none other than the Democrats themselves in trying to place the blame on Trump supporters. Try again idiot.

  • GrowUp

    I wasn’t happy with our president for the last eight years, but I didn’t block city streets and freeways. Grow up.

  • Gerry

    Fox news, you are part of the problem not the solution. Promoting this, that most did not know about prior to your claim to journalism is furthering the cause. Remove the cameras, and you will remove the movement. But I know this does not fit your narrative.

    • marcus wilson

      you do realize that the camera tells an aweful truth about how morons behave. Blaming Fox for irresponsible thinking and behavior is absurd. Snow flakes, BLM and so called students are reliving the the 1960s protesting everything they feel is not in their intrest, even if it makes no sense. I have no problem with peaceful protests if there a for a just reason this however meets no criteria except to promote ones ignorance and common sense.

  • Wischneider

    Why did Fox 6 name the place and time the riots are planned to start? That is essentially free advertising and encouragement for these lawless imbeciles.

    • Liberal tears are so tasty

      Proof yet again that FOX6 panders to liberals and Millennials and conveniently brushes aside the truth that the majority of Wisconsin is quite happy with the outcome of the election. FOX6 is more interested in furthering the racial divide and promoting their liberal/communist agenda. Doesn’t shock me that UWM is part of this either being such a liberal-teat suckers. I’m betting they are giving these imbeciles extra credit for their equally useless “Community relations” class as well.

  • tk421

    First off, way to much anger here, if we are ever going to heal, this all has got to stop. Second, please…kind advice to the protesters…its your right, please embrace it, but stay off the freeway and the roads, do this peacefully, make your point, and then go home to your families. They need you at home more than Hillary needs you out in the streets. Third, lets all work to get better candidates in place for 2020. Extreme views either way are harmful to all. Signed, a typical red voter who went blue for the cause against Trump.

    • Liberal tears are so tasty

      Take your comments about “so much anger” and put them towards the crybaby protesters. They are the only ones that are angry. Everyone else is laughing at them. Quit trying to blame everyone else for your hypersensitive crybaby snowflake feelings and go to your “safe spot” so you can “heal”. ROTFL

    • Fielo

      TK421, This is the best comment here. All spewing hate on both sides need to grow up and approach problems rationally with actions that actually further their cause. Getting emotional yields only detriment to your goal.

      Gary Johnson 2020! Fiscally conservative, socially tolerant

      • Liberal tears are so tasty

        Since when has any Dem approached *anything* rationally? Liberals are extremely intolerant of ANYONE who have even a slightly different opinion than they have and they get ugly and insulting about it. I’ve seen it time and time again. There is no rationality with them nor is there a way to sit and have a civil conversation with people that one-minded. They are similar to the brainwashed puppets in North Korea who believe everything their “grand leader” tells them. If you want to stop the hatred, they are going to be the ones that you will have the problem with. If Hillary won the election do you think Republicans would be protesting and acting like spoiled crybabies and attacking people? No they would not.

      • Fielo

        Tears,
        Stereotyping and talking down to people about their choices is not going to convince them they are wrong, and therefore it’s not going to help you further your cause. Realize: Everyone has the same ultimate goal – to make this country a great place to live for as many people as possible. It’s the strategy to achieve that goal that people disagree on. Try to be the bigger person and approach the problem cogently, even in the face of dissonance.

      • Liberal tears are so tasty

        Uh, wakeup call sweety. We are the bigger person when it comes to “sucking it up” and dealing with reality. The Democrats are so lost in their own fantasy world looking for handouts there is really not much hope for them. Even if you show them what they are doing is not helping they will just resort to name calling and childish foot stomping. If you want to deal with banging your head on the liberal brick wall go right ahead. I have better things to do than talk to brainwashed liberal nazis.

      • Sad liberals created us

        Wonder why you lost the election and are so butthurt?
        You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech in name of political correctness.
        You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
        You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
        You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.
        You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
        You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
        You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
        You created “us” with the “you’re on the wrong side of history” line
        You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
        You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.
        You created “us” when you began to emasculate/demonize men and boys (esp. those who are white).
        You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
        You created “us” when you redefined marriage and bullied, harassed and sued those who dare not comply.
        You created us when demand schools to bully our children (esp boys) to accept, not tolerate radical liberal ideals. By replacing education with indoctrination.
        You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.
        “You” created “us” the silent majority.
        We became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
        And we did it with ballots, not bullets.

      • Fielo

        You do realize that the dissonant protesters you see in the street are non representative of all liberal Democrats, right? I mean, we’re talking about near 50% of the American population. Do you really think 50% of the American population is acting in the way you describe? Talking the way you are here is hypocritically exhibiting the same traits as those you are condemning. Learn was stereotyping is along with its negative effects.

        Also, in case you missed it, I am not a liberal. But I’m certainly not going to associate myself with people speaking the way you are either.

      • Sad liberals created us

        It may not be a “50%” showing, but it’s a rather large percentage of liberals if you bothered to turn on your TV, even the liberal-run stations can’t hide that fact. Did you even WATCH some of the coverage of Chicago, LA, New York, Milwaukee and some of the other large cities and what was happening? or did you continue to hide in your basement like the delusional crybaby you are? You can try to deny all you want what your side is doing, but everyone now knows what sort of crybaby snowflake millennial foodstamp-collecting pathetics you are now that the election is over. You made your bed, now go lie in it.

  • Huh !

    There was an election !!!
    1 poor choice won and another poor choice lost …. period !
    Now, let’s move forward and give the guy a chance, after all, isn’t that what Hillary supporters would’ve expected ?
    Treat Others As You Want or Expect To Be Treated !!!

  • confused

    Sounds like ICE, INS, and the local police should go too. Good place to check for wants and warrants, illegals, drugs, prohibited firearms, underage alcohol etc. Round em up, bring ’em in, fill those coffers with coin!

  • Itsabouttime

    So what is Trump suppose to do “resign”? Now we all have to watch and listen to this crap. Get over it and find something more productive to do this protesting does nothing!!!

  • ONENATION

    Theres a lot of divide in our country right now. While I dont support Trump as a republican I do hope that he can help bridge this divide in our country. There’s a lot of fear and hate going on right now from both sides and I’m hoping he’ll address this in his presidency and bring calm to our nation.

  • liberty

    Panicking about having to be responsible for yourself and your bills. No you are not getting free college and no we are not paying for it! Welcome to the real world.

  • deletedagain

    The way the media reported the campaign, the way Clinton ran her campaign and the way Clinton supporters acted is what put Trump over the top.
    The cops could fill their jails with the criminals at these protests.

    • Liberal tears are so tasty

      Gotta love the double standard too. Funny how not one of these protesters have been charged with “hate” crimes, especially the blacks that have been targeting whites. Yet if the roles were reversed, you can bet *any* money that the white person(s) responsible would be charged with a hate/racially-motivated crime charge. Thanks liberal media for promoting and encouraging racism!

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