HOUSTON - About 150 people marched through the streets of downtown Houston on Thursday night to voice their displeasure with the election of Donald Trump.
Protesters, some of whom wore bandanas over their faces, chanted, waved flags and carried signs that read “Dump Trump” and “Keep hate out of the States.”
Some of them admitted to being in the country illegally and fear they will be deported.
“We’ve been fighting for 16 years for a little piece of the pie, and I’m tired,” one protester shouted to the crowd. “We are taking over. They are afraid of young people like you who are waking up, and today is just the beginning.”
Houston’s protest was just one of many that have happened in cities across the country, like New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Denver.
In Portland, Oregon, police said they declared Thursday night’s protest a riot after some in the group of about 4,000 people began throwing things at officers, vandalized businesses and damaged cars.
While Trump won the majority of the electoral vote, he lost the popular vote to his democratic rival. Some protesters have said they would like to see the system change, chanting the phrase “Not my president.”
While loud, Houston’s event was peaceful.