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Protesters unhappy with the presidential election march north on Broad Street arm-in-arm Thursday in Philadelphia. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Protesters upset about President-elect Trump’s victory gathered across major U.S. cities for the third night on Friday. Demonstrations and marches in Atlanta, Miami and Philadelphia shut down freeways and traffic throughout the downtown areas.

In Atlanta, a few hundred people marched from Old Fourth Ward park down Ponce de Leon Boulevard and on to the capitol building where protesters burned American flags. The demonstration concluded at the Georgia State campus.

Down in South Florida, two groups comprised of hundreds of pople gathered at various locations. One group met at Bayfront Park, where Trump spoke to Miami residents just a week prior. The other group walked from the beach over the MacArthur Causeway before joining downtown, shutting down parts of Biscayne Boulevard and eventually disrupting traffic in directions of Interstate 95. By the time the group reached downtown Miami, police said several thousand people were present.

Philadelphia witnessed a third straight night of protests as hundreds took to Center City and Market East, diverging on the University of Pennsylvania campus in University City. Some carried signs with “We reject the president-elect,” “Love trumps hate,” and “Racist, sexist, anti-gay…Donald Trump is KKK.”

Protests in Chicago and Manhattan also continued on Friday, though the number of people estimated to be participating has dropped off significantly from the thousands that came out earlier this week.

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