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New York, 10 Nov 2016 : Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the US on Wednesday night in a bid to protest against Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. In cities from Boston to Los Angeles, the demonstrators chanted anti-Donald Trump slogans, with many yelling “not my president, not today”, CNN reported. As many as 5,000 people were at a protest in New York, the police estimated. Among the issues were immigration and Obamacare.

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“I came out here to let go of a lot of fear that was sparked as soon as I saw the results,” protester Nick Powers said. He said he feared the real-estate mogul will support stronger stop-and-frisk policies that would put many people in prison. He was worried that Trump’s victory would embolden sexist views. Many of the protests were in cities with large Democratic bases — Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, CNN noted. In Chicago, people walked down a normally busy Lakeshore Drive, carrying signs. Protesters in Austin, Texas, blocked a highway while students burned a flag on the campus of American University in Washington. In downtown Los Angeles, high school students crowded the steps of City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

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Protester Brooklyn White was holding a sign that said “Hate won’t win”. The 18-year-old voted for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and was disappointed. At Berkeley High School in California, about 1,500 students walked out of classes on Wednesday morning. In des Moines, Iowa, hundreds of high school students who left class to protest of election results. In Phoenix, about 200 students from Carl Hayden High School marched to the state Capitol in protest. A candlelight vigil for Clinton supporters in front of the White House on Wednesday evening drew those who wanted to mourn their election loss. Early Wednesday morning after the votes were counted, one member of the crowd near the White House held an upside-down American flag, alongside the LGBT rainbow flag, in silent protest, CNN added.

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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