Thousands mass at Utah Capitol for second night of Trump protests

High School students from Salt Lake City held a sit-in at the Utah Capitol to show solidarity for their immigrant and LGBT peers, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Salt Lake City. A day after Donald 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. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Protesters numbering in the thousands massed on the steps of the Utah state Capitol in a demonstration against the election of Donald Trump.

The Thursday evening rally featured chants, speeches, sign-waving and the burning of at least one American flag, but authorities say it remained largely peaceful.

It was the second protest in as many days in downtown Salt Lake City against Tuesday’s presidential election victory by the Republican candidate.

The Deseret News estimated the crowd at 3,000, and said the Utah Transit Authority shut down service in the area during the demonstration.

The march started with a rally outside the Wallace before moving to the Capitol, where protest organizers urged the crowd to get politically active.

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