CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Protesters took to the streets of uptown Charlotte overnight, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States.
Channel 9 followed the group of about 30 people just after midnight as they marched from Marshall Park to the Epicenter and then to the Transit Center before dispersing around 2 a.m.
Charlotte Uprising, a group fighting to end violence against black people, organized the march.
The protesters, who chanted "not my president" through the streets of uptown, said they are calling for immediate change after Trump was elected.
Some protesters held flags, others held signs that read "Dump Trump."
Channel 9 saw police arrest two people and walk them to patrol cars after they blocked traffic on College and Trade streets. Some protesters yelled at officers, but nobody was hurt.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police addressed the protest during a news conference Thursday morning.
"We asked them to leave the street, and they refused to, and as a result they were arrested," CMPD Maj. Gerald Smith said.
Police said both people are facing charges of impeding traffic and resisting arrested.
Charlotte wasn’t the only city to see protests after Trump's unexpected victory.
In California, hundreds of protesters flooded U.S. 101, which links downtown Los Angeles to Hollywood.
Similar scenes were taking place in other major cities like Chicago, Boston and Trump's home city of New York, where police had to install barricades outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
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