Los Angeles Protestors Burn Donald Trump's Head in Effigy

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Crowds on the steps of City Hall burned a giant papier-mache Trump head and beat a Trump piñata.

Protestors in downtown Los Angeles took to City Hall to demonstrate their reactions to Donald Trump's presidential election victory. 

Thousands around the country also demonstrated throughout Wednesday, though they were mostly peaceful, according to authorities. 

In L.A., protestors on the steps of City Hall burned a giant papier-mache Trump head in protest, and later, whacked a Trump piñata in the streets.

Several thousand chanting, sign-waving people also gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif.

A night earlier, in the hours after Trump won the election, Oakland demonstrators broke windows and did other damage. In San Francisco, hundreds marched along Market Avenue, one of the city's main thoroughfares, to join a vigil in the Castro District, a predominantly gay neighborhood.

Chanting "Not my president!" and "Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Donald Trump has got to go, hey hey," New Yorkers marched from Union Square, holding signs and dressed in American flags, to Trump Tower in midtown. Many also shouted "F— Donald Trump!" and "F— the wall" as they headed toward Trump's main residence and campaign headquarters.

In Chicago, several thousand people marched through the Loop and gathered outside Trump Tower, also chanting "Not my president!" A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.