Hundreds rally against Trump in Chicago in fourth day of protests

CHICAGO (FOX 32 Chicago) - Protests continued to erupt in cities across the country on Saturday following the Tuesday election of Republican candidate Donald Trump. 

There have been daily demonstrations in Chicago with at times hundreds marching through streets voicing their dissatisfaction in the President-elect.

“We all come here for one main reason - to stop Donald Trump before going into office,” said Rodolfo Alonzo.

Demonstrators started early Saturday taking over parts of Millennium Park, Michigan Avenue and the Loop in mainly peaceful protest.

Chicagoan Maria Rodriguez said all she’s asking for is equal rights.

“We are not going to give up," she said. "All we want to hear is positive words from him, positive words for everybody, all the citizens here."

Some hope a Change.org petition with millions of signatures will encourage the Electoral College vote for Hillary Clinton next month. Rev. Jesse Jackson also calling on the electors to represent the popular vote - Clinton won the popular vote by more than half a million votes.

“We will challenge the electors to reflect the voters,” Jackson said. “The fact is, Hillary had the most votes. In a democracy, one person-one vote must stand, the Electoral College must end.”

Demonstrations took place in the southwest suburb of Oak Lawn where interfaith leaders were spoke out against Islamaphobia.

“We stand together for the religious and ethnic pluralism that is our heritage and has already made America great,” said Lesley Williams, a member of Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago.

Some taking a stand on Saturday and marching said they are just hoping for more positive days ahead.

“I’m not sure where the country goes from here, but it's important that we kind of reel it back because we are not going anywhere we are here to stay,” said Rafiq Ahmed.

President-elect Trump hasn’t commented about the protests since Thursday when he called them "Very unfair!"

Saturday he did tweet: “This will prove to be a great time in the lives of all Americans. We will unite and we will win, win, win!"

Thousands of people also protested on Friday night in Los Angeles, leading to 200 arrests. A couple thousand also marched in New York City towards Trump Tower. 

In Portland, four people were in custody in connection with a shooting that happened during a Trump protest; the victim was not seriously hurt. OregonLive said there had been an argument between the shooter, who was in a car, and the protesters before shots were fired.
 
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