Donald Trump victory sparks protests in several states

Donald Trump victory sparks protests in several states

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency sparked protests in the United States.

Demonstrators smashed windows and set bins on fire early Wednesday in Oakland, California.

And in Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in Portland causing delays for trains on two rail lines.

Media reports said the crowd grew to about 300 people, including some who sat in the middle of a road. The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted, "That's not my president."

In Pennsylvania, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students marched through the streets, with some in the crowd calling for unity. The student-run campus newspaper, the Pitt News, tweeted about an event titled "Emergency Meeting: Let's Unite to Stop President Trump."

In Seattle, about 100 protesters gathered in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire.

On Twitter, the hashtag "NotMyPresident" had been used nearly half a million times.

The Oakland protest grew to about 250 people by late Tuesday. Police Officer Marco Marquez said protesters damaged five businesses, breaking windows and spraying graffiti. No arrests were made.

A woman was struck by a car and badly injured when protesters got on to a main road, the California Highway Patrol said. Demonstrators vandalised the driver's SUV before officers intervened. The road was closed for about 20 minutes.

Elsewhere in California, more than 1,000 students at Berkeley High School staged a walk-out and marched to the campus of the University of California.

Students also walked out of two high schools in Oakland as well as a school in Phoenix, Arizona.

Police said at least 500 people swarmed streets in and around the UCLA campus, some shouting anti-Trump expletives and others chanting "Not my president!"

Smaller demonstrators were held at other University of California campuses and neighbourhoods in Irvine and Davis, and at California State University, San Jose.