Anti-Trump Protesters Gather at Massachusetts Statehouse

Protesters stand on the Mass. Statehouse steps in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory in Boston, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Protesters stand on the Mass. Statehouse steps in opposition of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory in Boston, Wednesday evening, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters chanting “we will not be silenced” and carrying signs reading “He Will Never Be My President” have gathered on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse following Republican Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.

Many of those chanting and singing hailed from Boston-area colleges and said they were shocked and disillusioned by Democrat Hillary Clinton’s loss.

Meaghan Schaefer, a 19-year-old political communication student at Emerson College, said she was angry that the country was so close to seeing its first woman become president and that she lost to a man with no political experience.

Robert Duncan, a 19-year-old musical theater student at the Boston Conservatory, said he is black and gay and sees Trump as an oppressor.

Another protest was set for later Wednesday, also in front of the Statehouse.

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