Cher, Other Celebs Join Mass Trump Protests Across America: 'They Were Loud And Proud'
As the reality of his presidency set in, thousands of protesters took to the streets in cities nationwide Wednesday night demanding America "Dump Trump."
Demonstrators flooded streets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, and elsewhere shouting, "not my president!" and "no racist USA" following Trump's shock victory over Hillary Clinton.
Among the faces in the New York crowd were some of Trump's celebrity detractors, including Cher.
Didn’t Cry Nite B4 & Didn’t March On t.t Last Nite.Talked &Listened 2Protesters,They Hugged Me & Marched On.Where I Was,They Were Peaceful— Cher (@cher) November 10, 2016
"Talked &Listened 2 Protesters,They Hugged Me & Marched On," the singer tweeted Thursday morning after joining Wedndesday's protests in Midtown Manhattan.
Also taking to the streets were actor Mark Ruffalo and musicians Madonna and Questlove.
Ruffalo, well known as champion of progressive causes, posted a video of throngs of people in New York to his Instagram.
"Love Trumps Hate love fest NYC Thousands in the Street," the Avengers star wrote.
Madonna also posted video from New York's protests to Instagram, as did Questlove.
While the Manhattan marchers numbered as high as 10,000, the demonstrations took place in cities outside the Big Apple as well.
In California, thousands of protesters burned a giant papier-mâché Trump head in Los Angeles, where several hundred people blocked one of the city’s busiest freeways late Wednesday. In Oakland, fires were sparked in city intersections.
In Chicago, thousands gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting "Not my president!" They later shut down Lake Shore Drive during a march around downtown.
Protests also erupted on the streets in Philadelphia and in heartland cities including Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City, Missouri, CBS News reports.
Much of the focus of the protests was on the president-elect's statements and proposed handling of immigrant communities, Muslims, women, people with disabilities and other minorities.
Despite Trump's stances and statements, he beat Hillary Clinton after sweeping states once believed to be part of the Democratic "firewall."