In New York, thousands marched on the property magnate's Trump Tower (Image credit: GETTY IMAGES)

Donald Trump election win sparks protests in US cities

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protests against the election of Donald Trump.

Many shouted the slogan "Not my president". Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman.

Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.

He is due to meet current White House incumbent Barack Obama for talks aimed at ensuring a smooth transition.

Mr Obama - who had branded Mr Trump "unfit" for office and campaigned against him - urged all Americans to accept the result of Tuesday's election.

"We are now all rooting for his success in uniting and leading the country," he said.

Defeated Mrs Clinton also told supporters Mr Trump had to be given a "chance to lead".

Despite their calls, protesters gathered in several cities across the country.

In New York, thousands marched on Trump Tower, voicing their opposition to Mr Trump's policies on immigration, gay rights and reproductive rights. Fifteen people were arrested, the New York Times reported..

Police earlier erected concrete barriers and other security measures outside the 5th Avenue skyscraper, which is...Read more...