Donald J. Trump was elected 45th President of the United States on Nov. 8, 2016. Immediately, more than 2,000 students at UCLA hit the streets in protest.
Students at various viewing parties around UCLA react after the announcement that Donald Trump won the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Later, more than 2,000 students marched through campus and around Westwood Village in protest, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A student leads chants for the protest, reading lines like “Not my president!” from his phone. Smaller protests erupted on campus around midnight and congregated into a large demonstration by 1 a.m..
A group of students gives Donald Trump the finger.
A protester carries the flag of Mexico across town in protest to Trump’s views on U.S.-Mexico relations. A staple promise of the Trump campaign was to build a physical wall along the Mexican border to keep undocumented immigrants out of the United States.
More than 2,000 students on foot bring traffic in a 10-lane section of Wilshire Boulevard to a halt. Some drivers honked in frustration while others did so in support.
Students take a short break in Westwood Village as they plan the last leg of the protest.
A Native American protester beheads a Donald Trump piñata before dumping it into a trash bin. Others also hit the piñata with wooden rods.
Students burn the beheaded Donald Trump piñata. By the time the protest reached Westwood Village around 2 a.m., at least 2,000 students had joined, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The crowd circle the burning Donald Trump piñata. At least one of the protesters who lit the piñata on fire chanted, “They didn’t catch me!”
Los Angeles Police Department officers extinguish the fire and dispersed the protesters, bringing election night to a close.