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Protesters against US President-elect Donald Trump in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, US, November 10, 2016. Photo: Reuters

Protests held for a second night in different U.S. cities following the election of Donald Trump as President.

Those involved in last night’s episode were mainly young people. They said a Trump presidency would create problems for the country. They particularly made reference to gender and racial discrimination.

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But police in Portland said they were handling vandalism and aggressive behaviour.

Some protesters blocked an interstate highway in Minneapolis. But there were no reports of violence at the other protests.

In Baltimore, a crowd of 600 people marched through the city, blocking traffic, police said. But they were reported to have carried out their protest, peacefully, according to the BBC.

San Francisco also witnessed the demonstration as  high school students waved banners and Mexican flags.

”Not Our President”

Philadelphia was not left out. Crowds converged near City Hall with placards bearing slogans as “Not our President”, “Trans Against Trump”, and “Make America Safe For All”.

Protesters also gathered outside Trump Tower in Chicago, a day after thousands marched through the city centre. According to Associated Press news agency report, some passers-by cheered them but at least one driver shouted that they should “shut up and accept democracy”.

Trump responds

Meanwhile, President-elect Trump has responded to the protests, saying they were “very unfair”.

In his tweet Trump described them as “professional protesters” and said they had been “incited by the media”.