Less than 24 hours after it was called that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, demonstrators have been held in several US cities.
Many shouted the slogan “Not my president”. Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman.
In New York, thousands – including Lady Gaga – marched on Trump Tower, attacking Trump’s policies on immigration, gay rights and reproductive rights.
Gaga, a prominent supporter of Clinton, was photographed protesting outside Trump Tower in New York City in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The star stood on a sanitation truck, holding a sign reading ‘Love trumps hate.’ A Trump Tower clock can be seen in the background.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
— Anne-Marie (@UKMonster) November 10, 2016
Thousands of people also poured into the streets of downtown Los Angeles, and hundreds of them later spilled onto the 101 Freeway, shutting down traffic as they forcefully denounced Trumps victory.
In Chicago, crowds blocked the entrance to Trump Tower, chanting: “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascists USA”
In Portland, Oregon, demonstrators temporarily closed an interstate highway.
In Washington DC, protesters held a candlelit vigil.
Demonstrations also took place in Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle and San Francisco, among other cities.
Trump is due to meet current White House incumbent Barack Obama for talks aimed at ensuring a smooth transition.
Mr Obama – who had branded Mr Trump “unfit” for office and campaigned against him – urged all Americans to accept the result of Tuesday’s election.
We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country.”
Defeated Mrs Clinton also told supporters Mr Trump had to be given a “chance to lead”.