Hundreds protest Donald Trump presidency at rally in Salt Lake City

Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 23:14:05-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- It's been less than 24 hours since Donald Trump was elected president and people have already begun taking to the streets. About 300 people protested his presidency outside Salt Lake City Hall Wednesday night.

Those who attended said they are afraid of what will happen next.

Many of these men and women were part of the LGBTQ community, including Misty Snow, who just lost her bid to become the first transgender person elected to U.S. Senate.

"I want you to know that you guys all have more power than you realize, you just have to be willing to exercise that power," Snow told the crowd.

These protesters say Donald Trump doesn't represent what they stand for.

"I feel like a Trump presidency is going to be disastrous for anyone who is not white and male," said Jennifer Koh.

Some were willing to give him a chance, but they were anything but optimistic.

"Do I have faith in him? No. Do I want to? Yes," Steven Fullmer said.

Others say the damage has already been done.

"He said a lot of awful things, he said a lot of things he can't say sorry for," Addam Silver said.

Donald Trump secured the presidency early Wednesday morning. Wednesday night's protest in Salt Lake City is one of several reported protests in major cities in the United States. Photos and video posted on Twitter showed large crowds protesting in cities like New York, Seattle, Boston and Chicago.

Fox 13 News has a crew at the scene, and we will update this story as we gather more details. Watch News at Nine Wednesday for the latest on the protest.