30 people detained in US nationwide anti-Trump protests

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Thousands of people marched in the streets of New York City Nov. 9 night to protest President-elect Donald Trump, weaving through traffic in midtown to get to Trump Tower, where police braced for the crowds, NBC 4 New York reported.

As they weaved through the streets of midtown to get to Trump Tower at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, protesters faced threats of arrest from NYPD for blocking vehicular traffic.

At least 30 people were arrested at the two Columbus Circle and Trump Tower demonstrations, according to police. The majority of arrests appeared to be for disorderly conduct.

Similar anti-Trump protests were being held in other US cities, including Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston.

London

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London to protest against Donald Trump following his US election win, hours after the results were announced, The Independent reported.

Cries of “Dump Trump!” erupted from a crowd of around 200, which assembled outside the iron gates patrolled by dozens of police.

Organized by Stand Up To Racism, a campaign group that claims Mr Trump had run “the most racist election campaign in generations”, demonstrators spoke of their unease at a perceived sense of intolerance growing in the UK and US.

Anti-racism protesters clashed briefly with members of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) who disrupted the demonstration. The London demonstration follows similar protests across the US and outside the American embassy in Berlin.