Demonstrators took to the streets across the US for a second day to protest against Donald Trump's presidential election victory, voicing fears that the real estate mogul's triumph would deal a blow to civil rights.
On the East Coast, protests took place in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, while on the West Coast demonstrators rallied in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland in California, and Portland, Oregon.
The protests were for the most part peaceful and orderly, although there were scattered acts of civil disobedience and damage to property.
Protesters threw objects at police in Portland and damaged cars in a dealership lot, the Portland Police Department said on Twitter. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars and buildings and smashed store front windows, media in Portland said.
Video shows people smashing the windows of cars and businesses during anti-Donald Trump protest in Portland, Oregon. https://t.co/VSJWduyyZA pic.twitter.com/lY9xv5ZnRZ — ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2016
Thursday's gatherings were generally smaller in scale and less intense than Wednesday's, and teenagers and young adults again dominated the racially mixed crowds.
"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!" Trump said in a Tweet on Thursday night.
In the nation's capital, about 100 protesters marched from the White House, where Trump had his first transition meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, to the Trump International Hotel several blocks away.
At least 200 people rallied there after dark, many of them chanting "No hate! No fear! Immigrants are welcome here!" and carrying signs with such slogans as "Impeach Trump" and "Not my president."
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2016
Two Trump supporters stood off to the side carrying signs reading, "All We are Saying is Give Trump a Chance" - an apparent play on lyrics from the John Lennon song "Give Peace a Chance".
Trump's critics worry that his often-inflammatory campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims, women and others - combined with support from the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacists - could spark a wave of intolerance against minorities.
Taking a far more conciliatory tone in his acceptance speech early Wednesday than he had at many of his campaign events, Trump vowed to be a president for all Americans.
His campaign rejected a Klan newspaper endorsement this month, saying Trump "denounces hate in any form."
58% of white voters vote for Trump= RACIST 95% of black voters vote for Obama= NOT RACIST#TrumpProtest pic.twitter.com/10aMOrF5M1 — Larry Elder (@larryelder) November 11, 2016