NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands took to the streets Saturday across the United States as demonstrations against President-elect Donald Trump continued in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and beyond.
Protesters rallied at New York’s Union Square before picking up steam and taking their cause toward Trump Tower. Police set up barricades in front of some of the most expensive stores in Manhattan as the group made its way along Fifth Avenue.
“I just can’t have Donald Trump running this country and teaching our children racism, sexism and bigotry,” said Noemi Abad, 30, a fashion designer, as she marched down the famous road. “Out of his own mouth he made this division. He needs to go — there’s no place for racism in society in America.”
Trump’s comments — particularly a 2005 recording of him making lewd comments about women — sparked outrage during his campaign. That spilled over into a fourth day of demonstrations following an election that ended with half of U.S. voters choosing the other candidate, Hillary Clinton.
In Los Angeles, several thousand people marched through downtown streets Saturday to condemn what they saw as Trump’s hate speech about Muslims, pledge to deport people in the country illegally and crude comments about women.