Anti-Trump protesters march through St. Paul

A large group of people are marching in St. Paul, protesting President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo: KARE 11)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KARE) A large group of people marched in St. Paul, protesting President-elect Donald Trump.

The demonstration started at the state capitol early Wednesday evening. The group then made its way through city streets, blocking traffic and light rail lines at times. An estimated 200 - 300 people took part in the protest.

The protesters were heard chanting "Refugees are welcome here," and "Latinos are welcome here." Our crew witnessed protesters setting fire to at least one American flag.

The demonstrations appeared to be peaceful. St. Paul Police is escorting the group which, as of 10:30 p.m., was still marching through the streets.

Thousands of protesters around the country hit the streets to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president. Authorities say the demonstrations were mostly peaceful.

In Chicago, several thousand people marched through the Loop and gathered outside Trump Tower, 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.

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Philadelphia's City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. In Boston, thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting "Trump's a racist" and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump" and "Abolish Electoral College."