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(NEW YORK) – Protests erupted across California early this morning after Donald Trump was projected to be the next president of the United States.

Although there were protests elsewhere in the country — including Washington, D.C. — due to the late hour at which the projection was made, the West Coast appeared to have the most activity.

In Oakland — where police said between 60 and 70 protesters gathered in the city’s downtown — a female protester who was blocking traffic suffered major injuries after being hit by a car on Highway 24, California Highway Patrol spokesman Sean Wilkenfied confirmed to ABC News.


WATCH LIVE: EB Hwy 24 has been shut down in #Oakland. CHP is attending to a person lying in the roadway. https://t.co/AinBbccNeV pic.twitter.com/AuMGN3wHvE

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 9, 2016



Protesters — who were met by police officers carrying long batons and wearing riot gear, helmets, gas masks — set small fires on the street, as well.


WATCH LIVE: Protesters have set fire on the streets of downtown #Oakland. https://t.co/AinBbccNeV pic.twitter.com/b8yRuXepCO

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 9, 2016


Four engine companies from the Oakland Fire Department responded to extinguish the fires, a battalion chief told KGO-TV in San Francisco.


PHOTOS: Anti-Trump protests erupt in the East Bay: https://t.co/x7O3ntBTHf pic.twitter.com/h106dD6Wkz

— ABC7 News (@abc7newsbayarea) November 9, 2016


According to KGO-TV, “a small number of arrests for disobedience and vandalism” were made, according to police.

Down in southern California, dozens of students at UCLA took to the campus and nearby streets chanting “f*** Donald Trump,” among other disparaging comments, according to KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Officials said between 1,500 and 3,000 students marched through the campus.

Below, video from UCLA of a protest:


Students are now chanting “not my president” pic.twitter.com/d2EJNytJw7

— Emaan Baqai (@EmaanBaqai) November 9, 2016


At the University of California, Santa Barbara, students marched through campus chanting, “No more, Trump! No more, Trump!”

Below, a video posted by a student protester:


We will together fight this system that was created to keep us oppressed. #UCSB pic.twitter.com/HqbSa7kpah

— Fernanda (@fm09__) November 9, 2016


Below, a protest at San Jose State University:


Love San Jose State #TrumpProtest pic.twitter.com/B9Y2toIGZo

— Jimmy Castaneda (@NBAmerica4) November 9, 2016



Protest at University of California, Berekely, below:


Berkeley protest “Not our President” pic.twitter.com/rmR31psNcJ

— davila (@davilaforyou) November 9, 2016



At the University of California, Irvine, demonstrations also took place on campus, with students gathering at a university shopping center and then travelling across the campus.


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