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PHOTOS: Trump Tower Protesters Burn American Flag

Protesters outside Trump Tower in New York City burned the American flag on November 9 to protest the election of Donald Trump as the United States president.

American flags were also burned during anti-Trump protests in multiple other American cities, including Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

CNN said protesters also burned a flag on the campus of American University in Texas the day after the election. The rhetoric was sharp.

The flag burning in New York City occurred on 5th Avenue as protesters made their way to Trump Tower. The New York protest, which ignited on November, was organized in part through social media, with thousands indicating their desire to take part.

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A woman argues with NYPD officers as she takes part in a protest against President-elect Donald Trump in New York City on November 9, 2016. (Getty)

Similar protests also were underway outside Trump Tower in Chicago after the upset election of the controversial billionaire to the White House. Trump won the White House with 279 electoral votes after upsetting Hillary Clinton in rust-belt states that had not voted for a president since the 1980s. Voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin gave the presidency to Trump by slim margins after Trump prevailed in the critical state of Florida.

On Tuesday evening, Trump pledged to work for all Americans in his victory speech, toning down some of the incendiary rhetoric that had become a hallmark of the presidential campaign, fueling distrust among non-whites in particular.

Protesters used profanity when referring to Trump and shouted, “Hey, ho, Donald Trump has got to go.”

Up to 8,000 people had said on Facebook that they planned to join the Chicago protest.

You can watch videos from both protests and see photos here:

LIVE VIDEOS: Trump Tower Protests in New York City & Chicago

Protests erupted outside Trump Tower in New York City and Chicago the day after Donald Trump was elected president. See videos and photos. People streamed on Facebook Live.

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39 comments

  1. Protesters are in Chicago, Trump Tower, NY and Seattle, WA, mad that USA President Donald Trump
    won the election. I think the Democrats are behind this again, just like they sent demonstrators to
    Trump’s conventions before he became President. These demonstrators are TRUE DEPLORABLES,
    not Trump’s supporters like Hillary Clinton said. Get a life, you losers!

    • did you see all those angry little white kids? poor little snowflakes and that angry liberal/progressive mom? now we know why liberal/progressives women are single, so often, and so long.

  2. YOU DUMB, EVIL SUPPORTERS OF HILLARY, LEAVE THE USA AND GET THE HELL OUT OF
    HERE! YOU DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE IN THE USA. NO NEW PRESIDENT HAS EVER HAD
    SUCH EVIL, STUPID PROTESTERS LIKE WE ARE HAVING NOW. YOU DUMB, RACIST
    DEPLORABLE DEMONSTRATORS DON’T BELONG IN THE USA. GO TO RUSSIA, THEY WILL
    GET EVEN WITH YOU. YOU DESERVE THAT. TAKE THE MOVIE STARS THAT VOTED FOR
    HILLARY CLINTON WITH YOU!

  3. First and foremost, if you want to burn a flag at these protests; then burn the right one: the Confederate Flag that was so prominent at many of Trump’s rallies; the same one that is seen displayed in the majority of the red states.

  4. Wow…one minute saying how much they love this country the very next burning american flag. But oh well, that’s what terrorist do. Not educated enough and to ignorant to even comprehend what american flag stand for. I really pity those people.

    • Why arent u sayin the election rigged now! She won the majority in the USA! They are educated thats why they protesting! U should use ur head the people in his home town hate him n did not vote for him? It will be over soon he is 70 n will be 74 and die of a heart attack from all the cocaine he sniffs for stamina! The German Molestor Thief Trump will never build the wall or be able to get rid of NATO he will get rid of Obama care to make his rich friends like the insurance, doctors rich again. Poor rich folks they have to play golf and travel more. As for his buy a bride Send her back to Russion and him back to Germany where he came from! For ur information he makes his products in China and buys his steel their for his buildings here. Tell him to show u his taxes he never will!!! Their will be no new jobs, you will see in 2020. A man who filed bankructy 6 times is ur smart buisness man what a joke! He cant even control his own busness thank god for his daddy money!!!! The republicans are the ones who started the war after the twin towers, bush call it and Obama had to fix it in 2008 worst recession! Now that he fixed it they want to Destroy it again! Democrats should leave them in power and send all the deporables to world war III u will be happy to go!!!!

  5. As you can see the Muslim King Obama is silent once again !

    His mouth opens with praise ,to the black lives matter movement.

    His mouth opens in protecting the Muslim Brotherhood , but !

    He remain silent when police are being shot !!

    He remain silent while peaceful Americans suffer !!

    He remain silent as civil unrest flourishes through the United States !!

    The Muslim King is proud of the civil unrest, after all !

    The Clinton and Obama Administration has set the Middle East on fire !! and;

    The Isis Muslim Fighters blame the Christians !! the Jews !! the Catholics !! and ;

    The true blame goes to Obama the one who studies the Quran !!

    The blame goes to one ,of their own !!

    Pure hatred has blinded them from seeing the truth !!

    The Muslim King Obama remains silent and watches America burn.

    The Muslim King Obama remain silent as people die in the streets !!

  6. To Hillary supporters and demonstrators: The election is over. She lost, so get over it. Our democracy rendered its valid verdict at the polls.
    Now go back to work and help MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN !

  7. how dare you burn OUR flag you bunch of cry baby brats. all sunshine and rainbows as long as your side gets their way. well the PC crap is over and our country is back on the road to recovery. Get over it.

  8. For all the Anonymous comments, u all to ashame to put your name on your comments that u voted for the Molestor German Dictator Trump! Hillary won the majority in the USA thats why they protesting, and use your head in his own home town where he lives she won! That should tell you alot about him you dont knw or dont care to kwn! Dont buy his products, their made in china, and trump towers steel made in china! Thats why he did not show you his taxes!!!!! He will never build the wall or be able to get rid of NATO and the Obama care maybe to make the Doctors and Insurance companies Richer again! Poor rich folks they need another deduction in Taxes so they can play golf and travel! No jobs will be created you will see in 2020 real soon we will be in a recession!!!!

      • He will die soon of a heart attack from all the cocaine he sniffs for stamina! The majority rules, should not be 100,000 people in small states! Send him back to Germany with his buy a bride from Russian! Incredble his ansesters killed urs in world war 1 now u deporables voted for him. Your ansestors most be turning in their graves! We kwn u love Hilter!

    • First of all, it would be useful to use grammatically correct English in order to communicate effectively. A Hillary “free” education would have produced thousands of fellow illiterate flag burning slackers with no clue about leading a useful life. While neither of the demo-publican mnopoly candidates provided a perfect choice, similarly decisions in life come with inherent pluses and minuses.
      Here are just a few highlights of Obama’s two terms, whose policies Clinton pledged to follow:
      * The weakest economic (GDP) growth) in 50 years.
      * The lowest labor participation rate in our nation’s history
      * The highest number of Americans on food stamps since this program started.
      * The largest income gap ever between the top 5% and the rest of America.
      * The highest incidence of domestic terrorism committed by new or 1st generation Middle Eastetn Islamic immigrants. We are told ad nauseum that “not all terrorists are Middle Eastern Muslims”, but it is clear that almost all terrorists are Middle Eastern Islamic fanatics.
      * A series of ill advised foreign policy decisions have made the world a much more dangerous place, many of which involved Secretary of State Clinton.

      Please read a few books, learn the English language, and come back when you are better prepared to articulate your views.

  9. Young Democrat Demonstrators for President Elect Donald Trump, I hope you realize you
    will be arrested for destroying our USA flag and stopping traffic, etc. Do you want a record?
    This info will be on your record and it will ruin your life. Better think twice about protesting, or
    you will regret it when you look for a job, buy a house, etc. This arrest will be on your record for
    life.

  10. Why burn flags? What does that accomplish? These babies need to stop crying because they didn’t get their way. Trump is the next president and there is nothing they can do about it.

  11. The people that burned the American Flag should be shot imo wish they were in jail or deported and everyone who is saying they want to leave the country well then leave c-ya!

  12. More post election fun by the “highly educated” Hillary supporters. We just had an election and one candidate won. Perhaps these scholars cut Civics class ?

  13. IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO FEEL BAD YOUR PERSON DIDN’T WIN..
    IT’S OK TO PEACEFULY PROTEST YOUR DISPLEASURE…
    WHEN YOU TEAR UP OR DESTROY PROPERTY YOU ARE NOW A CRIMINAL AND YOU TARNISH THE VERY MESSAGE YOU WERE ATTEMPTING TO CONVEY!!

  14. IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO FEEL BAD YOUR PERSON DIDN’T WIN.
    IT’S OK TO PEACEFULLY PROTEST YOUR DISPLEASURE..
    WHEN YOU TEAR UP OR DESTROY PROPERTY YOU ARE NOW A CRIMINAL AND YOU TARNISH THE VERY MESSAGE YOU WERE ATTEPMTING TO CONVEY!!

  15. Send them to fight for that Flag, activate the draft and get them losers to either rum for Canada
    or fight for that flag!!!!