Anti-Trump protests enter 5th straight day
Trump's campaign manager calls on Obama, Clinton to do more to support peaceful transition
Demonstrators across the United States took to the streets for a fifth straight day on Sunday to protest president-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign manager said President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton should do more to support a peaceful transition.
Now immigrants and their advocates have also added their voices to those who have been marching and protesting Trump's presidential win.
Organizers said the protest in Manhattan was about speaking out against Trump's support of deportation and other measures. Demonstrators carried signs in English and Spanish saying things like "Hate won't make us great," and chanted, "We are here to stay."
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It was the latest in days of demonstrations across the country. Other protests were expected Sunday in San Francisco, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis and more. On Saturday, demonstrators gathered in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as in smaller places like Worcester, Mass., and Iowa City, Iowa.
In Los Angeles, an estimated 8,000 people marched Saturday to condemn what they saw as Trump's hate speech about Muslims, pledge to deport people in the country illegally and crude comments about women.
More than 200 people, carrying signs, gathered on the steps of the Washington state capitol. The group chanted "not my president" and "no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA."
In Tennessee, Vanderbilt University students sang civil rights songs and marched through campus across a Nashville street, temporarily blocking traffic.
Demonstrations also took place internationally. A group of Mexicans at statue representing independence in Mexico City expressed their concerns about a possible wave of deportations. One school teacher said it would add to the "unrest" that's already in Mexico. About 300 people protested outside the U.S. Embassy near the landmark Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
Thousands in several cities have demonstrated since the results from Tuesday's election showed Trump lost the popular tally but gained enough votes in the 538-person electoral college to win the presidency.
Largely peaceful demonstrators have decried Trump's campaign promises to restrict immigration and register Muslims, as well as allegations the former reality-TV star sexually abused women.
Dozens have been arrested and a handful of police injured.
Chanting "not my president" and "love trumps hate," people marched in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and elsewhere on Saturday, saying Trump threatens their civil and human rights.
Civil rights groups have monitored violence against U.S. minorities since Trump's win, citing reports of attacks on women in Islamic head scarves, of racist graffiti and of bullying of immigrant children. They have called on Trump to denounce the attacks.
Protesters are paid professionals, Conway says
Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, said on Fox News on Sunday that she was sure many of the protesters were paid professionals, though she offered no proof.
Suggesting a double standard, Conway said on NBC's Meet the Press that if Clinton had won and Trump supporters had protested, "people would be freaking out that his supporters were not accepting election results."
"It's time really for President Obama and Secretary Clinton to say to these protesters, 'This man is our president,'" she said on NBC.
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Obama, Clinton mum on protests
Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN on Sunday that protests are protected by the First Amendment as long as they are peaceful.
Neither Obama nor Clinton has specifically called for an end to the protests. Obama told Trump at the White House on Thursday that he was going to help Trump succeed, "because if you succeed, then the country succeeds."
Clinton told supporters at a New York hotel on Wednesday: "Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."
Organizers of the weekend protests said they wanted to build on momentum after several nights of unrest triggered by the real-estate mogul's surprise win.
Protesters have gathered since Wednesday at Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Police in the city arrested five people downtown during an anti-Trump protest that wound down early Sunday.
Four adults were cited for vandalism and a juvenile was arrested on suspicion of battery on an officer.
Police in Portland, Ore., where a protester was shot but not seriously injured early on Saturday, said they arrested more than 20 people late Saturday after protesters tossed burning flares and bottles at them and refused orders to disperse.
In New York on Saturday, several thousand protesters marched peacefully up Fifth Avenue before filling the streets at the foot of Trump Tower, the president-elect's skyscraper home.
Trump takes on The Times
Trump, a Republican, sparred on Sunday with one of the nation's largest newspapers, attacking the New York Times for coverage that he said was "very poor and highly inaccurate."
The newspaper published a letter in Sunday's editions from publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Dean Baquet, not apologizing, but thanking readers for their loyalty and asking how news outlets underestimated Trump's support.
The Times plans to "hold power to account, impartially and unflinchingly" during the Trump presidency, they wrote.
Trump asks for trial delay
Trump has also requested that a trial over a lawsuit by former students of his now-defunct Trump University be put on hold until after the presidential inauguration, according to a motion filed by his lawyer late Saturday.
A trial in federal court in San Diego over former Trump University students' claims that they were defrauded by a series of real-estate seminars is scheduled to begin on Nov. 28, but Trump lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said the president-elect needs to "devote all of his time and attention to the transition process."
Trump is due to assume office on Jan. 20, 2017.
With files from The Associate Press