Donald Trump's presidential election win has caused outrage among many US citizens, with thousands of people marching across various cities in protest against the Republican's controversial campaign rhetoric about women, immigration, Muslims and other groups. The demonstrations, which happened on Wednesday evening (9 November) were also against Trump's campaign pledge to build a wall along the border with Mexico, in order to keep immigrants from entering the United States illegally.

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Protests in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMark Makela/ Reuters

Protesters in New York City marched through the Manhattan borough, in an attempt to reach Trump Tower, brandishing effigies of the president-elect and holding placards reading "Love Trumps Hate" and "Not my President".

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Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters march through the street on 6th Avenue on their way to Trump Tower in New York CityDrew Angerer/ Getty Images
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Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters shut down 5th Avenue in front of Trump Tower as New Yorkers react to the election of Trump as president of the United States in New York CitySpencer Platt/ Getty Images
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Protesters reach Trump Tower as they march against Republican president-elect Donald Trump in the neighbourhood of Manhattan in New York CityEduardo Munoz/ Reuters
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Protesters rally against Donald Trump in Union Square in New York CityDrew Angerer/ Getty Images
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Anti-Trump protesters gather in a park as New Yorkers react to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States in New York CitySpencer Platt/ Getty Images
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People protest against Republican president-elect Donald Trump in the neighbourhood of Manhattan in New York CityEduardo Munoz/ Reuters
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Police arrest a protester rallying against Donald Trump in New York CityKena Betcancur/ AFP
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A woman holds a poster in New York CityKena Betcancur/ AFP
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A student at New York University breaks down after speaking about her grievances with the policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence during a gathering in Washington Square Park in New York CityDrew Angerer/ Getty Images

Several thousand people flooded onto one Los Angeles busiest freeways, causing a huge back-log of traffic, according to police. Many threw objects at police officers, burned rubbish in the middle of an intersection and set off fireworks. In Seattle, a large crowd marched in the Capitol Hill area of the city in protest against Trump's unexpected victory. Police responded to a shooting with multiple victims near the scene of anti-Trump protests. Police said it was unrelated to the demonstrations.

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Demonstrators walk through Downtown San Diego in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in San Diego, CaliforniaSandy Huffaker/ Reuters
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Protester Natalie Darrah holds a sign to protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States outside City Hall in Los Angeles, CaliforniaMario Anzuoni/ Reuters
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Antoinette Gaggero holds an effigy of president-elect Donald Trump during a protest in Oakland, CaliforniaNoah Berger/ Reuters
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A protester kicks an object as demonstrators riot in Oakland, CaliforniaNoah Berger/ Reuters
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A man tries to remove 'Kill Trump' graffiti as demonstrators riot in Oakland, CaliforniaNoah Berger/ Reuters
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A masked demonstrator gestures toward a police line during a demonstration in Oakland, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Getty Images
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Motorists cheer along with people protesting the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in downtown Los Angeles, CaliforniaMario Anzuoni/ Reuters
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A protester waves a Mexican flag as others gather to protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States outside City Hall in Los Angeles, CaliforniaMario Anzuoni/ Reuters

Hundreds also gathered in Philadelphia, Boston and Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday evening, and organisers planned rallies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oakland, California. The Trump campaign did not respond immediately to requests for comment on the protests. US President Barack Obama is set to welcome Donald Trump to the White House on Friday (11 November) to begin the transition of power to a man he blasted as unfit to serve as commander in chief and who led the charge to challenge the legitimacy of his own presidency.

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Krystina Robinson of Las Vegas carries a placard in protest against the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States, across from the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas, NevadaDavid Becker/ Reuters
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Protesters walk during a protest against Republican president-elect Donald Trump in Chicago, IllinoisKamil Krzacznski/ Reuters
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Demostrators protest on top of a bus outside of the Trump Tower in Chicago, IllinoisJohn Gress/ Getty Images
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Six-year-old Micah McCoy of Fairfax, Virginia, participates in an anti-Donald Trump candlelight vigil in front of the White House in Washington, DCAlex Wong/ Getty Images
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People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as the president of the United States in Seattle, WashingtonJason Redmond/ Reuters
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Marchers are pictured with Mexican flags as they protest the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in Seattle, WashingtonJason Redmond/ Reuters
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People gather in protest to the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in Seattle, WashingtonJason Redmond/ Reuters