Anti-Trump protests held in CT

Dozens hold protest in Middletown on Friday. (WFSB)

Protests against President-Elect Donald Trump were held throughout Connecticut on Friday afternoon.

Dozens of students from Wesleyan University and others peacefully protested as they walked down Main Street around 2 p.m.

Police told Eyewitness News two protesters were given citations for disturbing the peace. Protesters spent a little more than an hour chanting their position and targeting the media.

"Yea that's true. Media did let this happen," Wesleyan student Yael Horowitz said. "I'm saying we're living in a white supremacist state and the media is a part of that and they are paid to do that. And so."

There was plenty of police protection safeguarding the protesters while passing drivers honked in agreement.

"It is what it is. I mean people are not happy out here," Ricardo Hardison, of Middletown, said.

Unfortunately, the demonstrators dispersed before Eyewitness News could find out if they voted Tuesday.

A second protest was scheduled to take place on Friday evening in New Haven. The Solidarity Rally (in wake of Donald Trump presidency) will occur at 202 Temple St. around 5:30 p.m.

"We are hurting, we are distraught, we are angry, but we will not give up. Donald Trump does not mark the end of social justice in America and definitely not in our city. We are New Haven a strong, loving, accepting community and though we are so broken, we must come together," the Facebook event stated.

For more information on the New Haven protest, click here.

There have been protests throughout the country since Trump was elected president on Tuesday.

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