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Hundreds protest Trump win in Dallas, Denton and Austin

Students at the University of Texas at Austin stop traffic as they march toward downtown following a protest on the Trump election Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Hundreds of University of Texas students march through downtown Austin in protest of Donald Trump's presidential victory.(Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Students at the University of Texas at Austin stop traffic as they march toward downtown following a protest on the Trump election Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. Hundreds of University of Texas students march through downtown Austin in protest of Donald Trump's presidential victory.(Deborah Cannon/Austin American-Statesman via AP) AP

Hundreds of people in Dallas, Denton and Austin protested Donald Trump’s election victory on Wednesday.

In Austin, protesters, including University of Texas students, temporarily blocked the First Street bridge downtown but remained peaceful, according to police.

The Dallas Morning News was streaming the protest live on Facebook:

 

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Trump won Texas comfortably in Tuesday’s election, tallying about 800,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton. But in Austin’s Travis County, the Democrat ticket received more than 66 percent of the vote.

In Denton, activists at the University of North Texas planned a protest on the library mall, according to UNT student TV station ntTV News.

In Dallas, more than 300 people came together outside Victory Park to rally against a “failed attempt at democracy,” the Morning News reported.

Protesters held signs saying, “not my president,” and “proud to be a nasty woman,” while remaining peaceful throughout the rally, according to the Morning News.

Trump’s victory sparked protests elsewhere in Texas, too. Students at an elementary school in Austin knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

In cities and college campuses across the United States, protesters gathered chanting, carrying signs and flags and agrily voicing their displeasure with the election.

Video broadcast in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night showed a peaceful crowd gathered in front of the recently opened Trump International Hotel, chanting “No racist USA, no Trump, no KKK.”

Another group stood outside the White House. They held candles, listened to speeches and sang songs.

In New York large crowds took to the streets in downtown Manhattan to protest Trump’s victory:

In Chicago, thousands marched through the Loop and gathered outside the city’s Trump Tower to express their disapproval of the election. Other protests were held in Boston, Seattle, Portland and New Orleans.

In Oakland, violence broke out late Tuesday into Wednesday as some demonstrators set garbage bins on fire, broke windows and sprayed graffiti at five businesses in the downtown area. Elewhere in California, hundreds marched in San Francisco and about 1,500 students at Berkeley High School staged a walkout, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Staff writer Azia Branson and McClatchy reporter Greg Hadley contributed to this report.

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