More election protests held in NYC, Chicago

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NEW YORK – More protests are being held today over the election of Donald Trump as president.

About 2,000 protesters have been marching along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan shouting “not my president” and other slogans.

The protesters rallied at New York’s Union Square on Saturday before picking up steam and taking their cause into the street and toward Trump Tower. Fifth Avenue was crowded with protesters for blocks. Police lined both sides, following along on foot and on motorcycle, but the group remained peaceful.

In Chicago, hundreds of people including families with small children chanted “No hate. No fear. Immigrants are welcome here” as they marched through Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.

Twenty-nine-year-old yoga teacher Sonja Spray says she heard about the Saturday morning demonstration on Facebook and decided to join the protest over the election of Donald Trump. She carried a sign reading, “WOMEN are NO JOKE.” She says she’s concerned Trump’s election condones a view that women are “playthings” and his presidency will threaten civil rights and gay marriage.

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