A day after President-elect Donald Trump was chosen by voters, angry protesters stormed the streets in over 25 cities nationwide, furious at the results of our democratic process.
Anti-Trump thugs beat and robbed a man they claimed was a Trump supporter, while elsewhere crowds smashed windows, lit fires, and held signs with messages declaring they reject the results of a free and fair election.
Now, conservative commentators are wondering — is controversial billionaire George Soros funding the groups behind the angry, anti-Trump protests?
And one of his top funded organizations, MoveOn.org, is organizing citizens in Washington, D.C. and New York City, distributing signs and flags, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump’s victory.
Whoever is behind the demonstrations, one thing is clear — the protests are well organized.
In Texas, a Twitter user noticed a line of buses near where protesters disrupted downtown Austin.
— erictucker (@erictucker) November 10, 2016
Meanwhile, flames lit up the night sky in California cities Wednesday as thousands of protesters burned a giant Trump head in Los Angeles and started fires in Oakland intersections.
Los Angeles demonstrators also beat a Trump piñata and sprayed The Los Angeles Times building and news vans with anti-Trump profanity.
Late in the evening several hundred people blocked one of the city’s busiest freeways, U.S. 101 between downtown and Hollywood.
City News Service reported that 13 people were arrested as officers in full riot gear walked the protesters off the freeway.
In Oakland, several thousand people gathered in Frank Ogawa Palaza, police said, clogging intersections and freeway on-ramps.
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In Chicago, where thousands had recently poured into the streets to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, several thousand people marched through the Loop. They gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!”
Chicago resident Michael Burke said he had a constitutional duty not to accept that outcome.
Police said that an estimated 1,800 to 2,000 people participated in the Chicago protests. Police reported five arrests, including two for obstructing traffic, but said there were no major incidents.
A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.
In Boston, thousands of anti-Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.”
Hundreds also gathered in Providence, Rhode Island, and Portland, Maine.
A protest that began at the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday night with about 100 people swelled as it moved into downtown St. Paul, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Protesters blocked downtown streets and traveled west on University Avenue where they shouted expletives about Trump in English and Spanish.
There were other Midwest protest marches in Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri.
Marchers protesting Trump’s election chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Dallas activists gathered by the dozens outside the city’s sports arena, the American Airlines Center.
In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags, and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines.
Many held anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs and chanted slogans, including “Misogyny has to go,” and “The people united, will never be defeated.”
Meanwhile, on Twitter, liberal users openly called for Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to be assassinated.
Trump ain't president 'til inauguration day lmao you guys still have time to assassinate BOTH Trump and Pence.
— eeious (@kazzandrabalona) November 9, 2016
if trump gets assassinated then y'all are gonna have michael pence and he is possibly even worse. so u need to assassinate both of them
— molly (@billowyshirt) November 9, 2016
If trump wins he will be killed. Believe that. Someone will assassinate him. More chapters for the history books I guess
— ???????? (@danay__) November 9, 2016
The Associated Press contributed to this article