As we reported earlier, nationwide protests against Donald Trump were planned for today and in the days after the election. Two of those major city's protests, Chicago and Trump’s own hometown of New York City, have made waves tonight, closing down the entrance to Trump Tower and main streets.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Chicago protesters managed to block the entrances to both Trump Tower and its lower-level parking garage. Protesters marched on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago chanting: "No Trump, No KKK, No Fascists USA" and "Trump has got to go." Chicago previously caused Trump a headache when crowds of protesters forced him to shut down a campaign rally.
Chicago protesters met pro-Trump protesters including Birgitt Peterson who was photographed giving a Nazi salute at a Trump rally in March.
And this anti-Trump protester caused a stir on social media by delivering an impassioned speech on CNN about the extreme measures he thinks Clinton should take to try and overturn the results of the election:
Over in New York City, protesters reportedly shut down 6th Ave. on their way to Trump Tower. Protesters gathered in Union Square and in Columbus Circle.
NBC New York reported NYPD threatened to arrest protesters as the crowd made its way to Trump Tower, saying: "You are unlawfully in the roadway and blocking vehicular traffic. You are ordered to leave the roadway and utilize the available sidewalk. If you do so voluntarily, no charge will be placed against you. If you remain in the roadway and refuse to utilize the sidewalk, you will be placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct." A video showed at least one person being arrested, though the video doesn’t indicate why.
Police sent out a tweet about two protesters possibly carrying Molotov cocktails.
As of just before midnight, protesters were still outside Trump Tower and, in a nod to the "Lock her up!" chant adopted by Trump supporters about Hillary Clinton, were chanting, "Lock him up!"
Anti-Trump protests also hit Boston, Philadelphia, Seattle, Austin, Tx., and Los Angeles.