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Anti-Trump demonstrators gather outside Trump tower, voicing opposition to Donald Trump’s election as President, Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

In Pics: Trump’s Presidential Win Sparks Protests Across US

Police said the shooting was unrelated to the demonstrations.

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Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets on Wednesday to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president.

The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, authorities said.

In Chicago, several thousand people marched through the Loop and gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting "Not my president!"

Chicago resident Michael Burke said he believes the president-elect will "divide the country and stir up hatred." He added there was a constitutional duty not to accept that.

A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.

There were shootings reported at an anti-trump rally in Seattle in Washington in which many people got injured.

Police said they were responding to reports of a shooting with multiple victims near the scene of anti-Trump protests. Police said the shooting was unrelated to the demonstrations.

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Demonstrators smashed windows and set garbage bins on fire in downtown Oakland, California, joining protesters elsewhere in the country who swarmed streets in response to the election. Other protests were generally peaceful.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Philadelphia's City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. Participants — who included both supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the primary — expressed anger at both Republicans and Democrats over the election's outcome.

In Boston, thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting "Trump's a racist" and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump" and "Abolish Electoral College."

Marchers protesting Donald Trump's election as president chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

Local media outlets broadcast video Wednesday night showing a peaceful crowd in front of the new downtown hotel. Many chanted "No racist USA, no trump, no KKK."

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

Earlier Wednesday, protesters at American University burned US flags on campus.

In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Media reports said the crowd grew to about 300 people, including some who sat in the middle of a road. The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted, "That's not my president."

In Pennsylvania, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students marched through the streets, with some in the crowd calling for unity. Campus protests also erupted at the University of Texas, the University of Connecticut, the University of California, Berkeley and other University of California campuses.

A woman was struck by a car and severely injured when protesters got onto a highway, the California Highway Patrol said. Demonstrators vandalized the driver's SUV before officers intervened. The highway was closed for about 20 minutes.

In Seattle, about 100 protesters gathered in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire.

Elsewhere in California, more than 1,000 students at Berkeley High School staged a walk-out and marched to the campus of the University of California

Students also walked out of two high schools in Oakland, a high school in Boulder, Colorado and a high school in Phoenix, Arizona.

Protests were also held in Morocco at the COP22. The election of a U.S. president who has called global warming a “hoax” alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists and raised questions about whether America, once again, would pull out of an international climate deal.

On Twitter, the hashtag "NotMyPresident" had been used nearly half a million times.

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