- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - The Latest on anti-Trump protesters (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

Thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters are streaming through downtown Boston, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that say “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.”

The protesters gathered on Boston Common before marching toward the Massachusetts Statehouse, which beefed up security including extra police officers.

The protesters paused on the steps of the Statehouse before continuing on through the city streets toward Copley Square.

The protest was the largest of a series of anti-Trump actions in Boston on Wednesday and appeared boisterous but largely peaceful.

Protest organizer Elan Axelbank says the long term goal is to build a sustainable grassroots movement of the majority of people who don’t subscribe to what he called Trump’s racist ideas.

Democrat Hillary Clinton defeated Trump in Massachusetts on Tuesday, collecting all 11 electoral votes.

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5:23 p. m.

Protesters chanting “we will not be silenced” and carrying signs reading “He Will Never Be My President” have gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse following Republican Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.

Many of those chanting and singing hailed from Boston-area colleges and said they were shocked and disillusioned by Democrat Hillary Clinton’s loss.

Meaghan Schaefer, a 19-year-old political communication student at Emerson College, said she was angry that the country was so close to seeing its first woman become president and that she lost to a man with no political experience.

Robert Duncan, a 19-year-old musical theater student at the Boston Conservatory, said he is black and gay and sees Trump as an oppressor.

Another protest was set for later Wednesday, also in front of the Statehouse.

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