There were angry scenes this morning outside the White House following Donald Trump’s shock victory
Large numbers of Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in the expectation of a Democratic success
On college campuses, there were also angry scenes with students shocked by the election result
Supporters of rival candidates clashed outside the White House this morning as Americans woke up to the reality of a Donald Trump presidency.
Parties held on university campuses across liberal states soon turned into wakes as swathes of red covered the electoral college map.
Shortly before 3am EST, Hillary Clinton called her Republican rival to concede defeat after seeing Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida all turn red.
Trump took to the stage and praised Clinton’s hard work during her political career.
Yet, on the campus of UC Berkley, students chanted ‘not our President’. They also lit flares.
In Pittsburgh, students chanted ‘No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA’, while at the University of Oregon other students shouted obscenities about the president elect.
‘I think the whole point of this protest is to get awareness that Donald Trump just won. The whole world as we know it for minorities will be uprooted and destroyed as well as our whole economic system and morals being exposed to the world in such a bad way.’
In London, anti-racist protesters are to stage a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London following the the result.
Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: ‘Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book – he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards – to mobilise a vote for him.
‘The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.