SEATTLE – Anti-Trump protesters marched through downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill and the University District Wednesday night.
Seattle Police estimated between several thousand people participated in the march.
Protesters chanted “not my president” and carried signs that said “Fight Racism” and “Impeach Drumpy.” One protester carried an upside down American flag, symbolizing the chaos the protesters feel a Donald Trump presidency could bring.
Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant also made an appearance at the beginning of the protest, encouraging voters to attend the inauguration and shut it down.
The protests began at Westlake Park about 4 p.m. and moved to the streets about an hour later.
It remained peaceful, which one protester said was important to make a change.
“We don’t want to bring hate with more hate. We want to bring love," he said. "We want to unite. We want to bring peace here.”
A bystander named Eddie was honking his car horn in Capitol Hill in support of the protesters. After Trump was elected president, Eddie said he was afraid for his family.
“We need to come together in order to make change, and this is what it’s going to take,” he said.
Protesters took to the streets around the country, including Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., and Austin, Texas.
Photos: Anti-Trump rally in Seattle