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#NotMyPresident protests sweep the nation, as seen on Twitter

A protester carries an upside down American flag as she walks along Sixth Avenue while demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets Wednesday to co
A protester carries an upside down American flag as she walks along Sixth Avenue while demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets Wednesday to condemn the election of Trump as president. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Julie Jacobson, AP

Donald Trump became the president-elect on Tuesday night with a victory over Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton, winning 279 electoral votes, many of which came from the swing states.

Since his victory, though, thousands of Americans across major U.S. cities have taken to the streets to protest the vote, according to Reuters.

In the same spirit of the hashtag #NotMyPresident, which trended all day on Wednesday in the hours after Trump won, protesters are arguing that he, though now president-elect because of the electoral college, shouldn’t be in the White House, Reuters reported.

Protests happened in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston, among other cities. Students from the University of Texas in Austin also left their respective campuses early to protest the Election Day decision, as did younger students, who left their schools in the middle of the day.

Americans shared videos and photos of the protests on Twitter Wednesday night.

https://twitter.com/VinePhilly/status/796716141670494208

Several thousand protesters also gathered outside the Salt Lake City-County Building on Wednesday, too, sharing their discontent over the election, according to Deseret News.

Not everyone was on board with the protests, though, saying that there are peaceful ways to deal with the election results. And that peaceful protests are a symbol of democracy.

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