New Delhi: Republican candidate Donald Trump emerged victorious in the US Presidential elections on Wednesday. Soon after his victory thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the US.

Amid one such protest in Seattle, Washington mass shooting occurred at an anti-Trump rally on Wednesday night, the Fire Department reported. The shooting took place at Pine Street and 3 Avenue.

In this mass shooting 5 people received gun-shot wounds and all of them later succumbed to their injuries.

In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, the demonstrators chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans, with many yelling “not my president, not today”, CNN reported.

As many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York, the police estimated. Among the issues were immigration and Obamacare.

“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.

He said he feared the real-estate mogul will support stronger stop-and-frisk policies that would put many people in prison. He was worried that Trump’s victory would embolden sexist views.

Many of the protests were in cities with large Democratic bases — Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, CNN noted.

In Chicago, people walked down a normally busy Lakeshore Drive, carrying signs.

A candlelight vigil for Clinton supporters in front of the White House on Wednesday evening drew those who wanted to mourn their election loss.

Early Wednesday morning after the votes were counted, one member of the crowd near the White House held an upside-down American flag, alongside the LGBT rainbow flag, in silent protest, CNN added.

 

First Published | 10 November 2016 10:27 AM
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