Trump protesters include students, immigrants and more

Protesters gather in downtown Chicago as they protest the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Two days after Trump's election as president, the divisions he exposed only showed signs of widening as many thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to condemn him. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Donald Trump says the thousands of men and women taking to the streets to protest his election are “professional protesters incited by the media.”

But who are the protesters really? The answer varies from state to state. The crowds include high school students, immigrants and even anarchists.

America’s president-elect has made pronouncements that have struck fear within certain groups of Americans – women, Latinos, people with disabilities and others.

The protests that have spread across the nation are against Trump, but they are also expressions of concern about how the demonstrators’ personal lives could change.

For instance, college students whose parents moved to the United States illegally are worried that Trump will follow through with his threat to rescind President Obama’s executive order that protects young immigrants from deportation.

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