Large Anti-Trump group marches through Dallas

DALLAS — An anti-Trump rally led to a march through the streets of downtown Dallas.

Similar protests have been taking place across the nation, including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several other cities.

In Atlanta, small fires were started in the street. In New York, thousands of demonstrators blocked off streets around Trump Tower near the busy intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, chanting "hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go" and "p---y grabs back," a reference to taped conversations of Trump making lewd commentary about women.

"I hope it rallies everyone together as a wake up call," said demonstrator Omar Aqeel, a 27-year-old film producer who lives in Brooklyn.

The Next Generation Action Network organized the Dallas rally, which started at AT&T Victory Park Plaza and ended up making its way through the streets of downtown back to the plaza. 

"As we wrap our minds around this failed attempt at democracy that we as a country have witnessed in this election, and brace ourselves as Americans for a new Republican commander-in-chief with a majority Republican House and Senate; we are even more strengthened in our resolve to fight," read a statement from the group before the protest. "Most everything out of the Trump campaign has been divisive and contrary to those values written in the U.S. Constitution."

 

The Dallas rally ended peacefully late Wednesday night. 

In Seattle, five people were shot in downtown Seattle, but police later said they believe it wasn't in relation to the anti-Trump rally. 

USA TODAY contributed to this report

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