WATCH: "White America took back the country": Anti-Donald Trump protesters speak out after shocking victory

Salon followed anti-Trump protests in New York City and spoke to residents about why they're heartbroken

By Peter Cooper
Published November 10, 2016 10:42PM (EST)

Last night, thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets to protest Donald Trump's victory. Although Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, Trump reached the necessary 270 electoral votes needed to get into the White House. According to The New York Times, 98 percent of voters in Manhattan backed Hillary Clinton — it's no surprise that residents were upset. While chanting phrases like "Not My President" and "Fuck Donald Trump," the crowd walked from downtown Manhattan to Trump Tower in midtown.

"It's a visceral fear," said one protester. "It's like a sick feeling in your stomach. Maybe I'm not welcome here anymore."

"I cried, I cried last night, I cried this morning. I didn't think that as a whole America could let this happen," another protester, a woman, said.

"This is somebody who preached hate and violence and revenge ... and America decided that's what was best for them right now," said another.

Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on January 20, 2017.

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