COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Thousands have taken to the streets across the country to protest the election of Donald Trump as President.
Hundreds of demonstrators turned out in both Kentucky and Ohio Thursday night, joining many others from New York City to Los Angeles.
While Trump at first called the move very unfair, protesters call his stances full of hate.
Protesters came out on both Ohio State's campus and right in front of the Statehouse in Columbus.
"This rally is more than about being against a person, it's being against an ideology that divides and excludes and oppresses, and dominates," said protester Jessica Rutherford.
"We can't stand by and let hate, take over this country," adds Stephen Cornell, another protester in Columbus.
Judy Calloway was among the protesters who marched in Louisville Thursday night.
"I feel like I'm in mourning. I'm angry. So this is one way I'm trying to vent the correct way, the legal way,” said Calloway. “You have to stay faithful and hopeful. That's what I'm going to do. But I'm not going to stand idly by and be quiet."
Some protests have centered around Donald Trump's properties. In other places, like Portland, Oregon, the protests turned into a riot with broken windows and graffiti sprayed onto businesses.
Trump tweeted Thursday night that the demonstrations were very unfair and blamed professional protesters and claimed they were incited by the media. But by Friday morning, he had softened his stance, tweeting he loves the passion the protesters have for the country and proclaiming we will all come together.
But for protesters like Brianna Humphries, that's hard to believe.
"He doesn't represent the ideals of America, I think. Xenophobia, racism, misogyny, things that I'm against,” said Humphries. “Basically he's going to have to go against everything he's ever said on the campaign trail."
Trump supporters have been tweeting their support for their president-elect, some calling the protesters sore losers, saying they need to accept the results of Tuesday's election.