Other chants included "Black Lives Matter," "My Body My Choice" and "F*ck Donald Trump."
Millennials took to streets across America last night in protest of the ideals of the recent president-elect, casino owner and reality TV star Donald Trump.
Protesters in at least 25 US cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Seattle, stayed out late Wednesday evening chanting slogans such as “Hey, ho, Donald Trump has got to go” and “Donald Trump is racist sexist anti-gay.”
The Los Angeles rally was one of the largest in the nation, with protesters shutting down Highway 101 and burning an effigy of Trump at City Hall.
Protesters in New York City and Chicago also shut down major thoroughfares, bringing traffic on 5th Ave in New York and Lake Shore Drive — an eight-lane expressway beside Lake Michigan in Chicago — to a complete standstill.
Many vehicles stuck in traffic seemed to encourage the protesters, however, honking horns as they walked past cheering.
While the rallies were largely nonviolent, police arrested dozens of the more active protesters across the nation. NYPD used loud speakers to warn protesters they would arrest them if they didn’t immediately get off the streets, but crowds zigzagged around police lines and used the heavy traffic to make themselves inaccessible.
NYPD eventually parked loaded dump trucks around Trump Tower to ward off separate waves of marching youth coming in from Columbus Circle (north) and Union Square (south).
A similar situation occurred in Chicago, where protesters used the city’s iconic alleyways to break police lines. They eventually reached Trump Tower holding signs reading, “I still can’t believe I have to protest for civil rights,” before climbing on buses roofs to continue protesting, CNN wrote.
“[Trump’s election was] not supposed to happen,” said Bianca Rivera, 25, of East Harlem to The New York Times. “We’re living in a country that’s supposed to be united, a melting pot. It’s exposing all these underground racists and sexists.”
The protests occurred largely in cities with high Democratic populations such as Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Boston; Denver; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; Oakland/San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Take a look at some of the scenes below: