Protesters take to streets following Trump victory

Protesters took to the streets of Portland, Oregon following the election of Donald Trump

Protesters angry about Donald Trump’s stunning presidential election victory hit the streets from northern California to Seattle early Wednesday, in some cases halting transportation.

Up to 100 people gathered in downtown Oakland, Calif., to protest the presidential election result, KTVU reported. As protesters gathered and continued to march on Telegraph Avenue, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) shut down a station near downtown Oakland, KTVU added.

Protesters reportedly burned a Trump effigy and smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom early Wednesday morning, according to NBC Bay Area. Hundreds of students also took the streets in Berkeley and San Jose, with over 200 people spilling into Oakland's city limits, NBC Bay Area added.

In Portland, Ore., more than 100 protesters blocked traffic before marching to Portland State University. KGW-TV reported. A dumpster was put in the middle of a road, blocking a train and protesters chanted: "Whose streets? Our streets!" and "That's not my president," the TV station reported.

Protesters were also photographed by media outlets taking to the streets in Seattle. The Seattle Police Department reportedly closed a street down after protesters blocked a street intersection.

Music superstar Lady Gaga took to the streets in New York City to protest.

More than 1,000 people gathered outside the White House before the results were announced to protest against a Trump administration, Fox News reported.

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