DALLAS, Texas - Dallas residents joined the thousands of demonstrators who gathered across the country in protest of Donald Trump being elected president.
About 200 people gathered outside the American Airlines Center in Victory Park Wednesday night, organized by the Next Generation Action Network.
The protest was posted on social media and quickly went viral. The majority of the protestors were millennials who were upset with the way the presidential election turned out.
One Dallas protestor said she came out because she is scared of a Trump presidency as a transgender person. Another protestor said she has accepted Trump as her new president but is worried about racial tension.
“Towards the afternoon, it started sinking into my brain that Donald Trump is actually our next president. It's horrifying. I was disgusted. As soon as I found out about this rally, I wanted to come here and support that,” said protestor Jennifer Quinones. “All the things that Donald Trump has been accused of shows his morality. People say he’s good for America because he's a businessman, but we need someone who's moral.”
At one point, the crowd almost turned on NGAN Leader Dominique Alexander when he began knocking Hillary Clinton. People began yelling at him and reminded him that it was an anti-Trump rally. Alexander backed down and was able to calm the crowd.
When asked about what they hoped to accomplish with the demonstration, protestors said while there's nothing they can do to change the outcome, they refuse to take the results quickly.
Dallas police say they did not make any arrests, and no injuries were reported.
Even as Democratic leaders and Hillary Clinton herself called for unity in light of the results, protests broke out across the country in major cities across the U.S. The biggest protest was in Chicago and drew thousands of people as they marched through the streets.
A large group marched from the White House to the new Trump International Hotel and chanted, “No Trump. No KKK. No racist USA.”
Several major roads in Philadelphia were temporarily closed down as protestors marched through the town to express their disapproval.
Protests were also held in Minnesota, New York, Georgia, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and California.