|Protesters rally against Donald Trump’s presidential election Wednesday outside the White House in Washington. | Andrew Biraj/AFP/Getty Images|
Thousands of protesters swarmed the streets of several major cities Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to voice their opposition to Donald Trump, who less than 24 hours earlier stunned the world to become the 45th person elected president of the United States.
“I’m here today because I’m speechless at what happened,” Rebecca Gomez, 22, told NBC News. “I’m Mexican, but I was born in the United States. I’m afraid people won’t care about that, though. I’m afraid they will be violent.”
In New York, thousands of protesters could be heard chanting and banging drums as they marched past Rockefeller Center up Sixth Avenue, barely even acknowledging the rain.