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Protesters march on Las Vegas Strip after Trump win

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More than 50 people gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Nov. 9, 2016. (Roger Bryner/FOX5) More than 50 people gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Nov. 9, 2016. (Roger Bryner/FOX5)
Protesters marched the Las Vegas Strip following Election Day on Nov. 9, 2016. (Roger Bryner/FOX5) Protesters marched the Las Vegas Strip following Election Day on Nov. 9, 2016. (Roger Bryner/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Scenes of marching protesters and, at its extreme, objects set aflame filled large metropolitan areas across the U.S. on Wednesday, with demonstrators upset with Donald Trump's presidential win.

While most of these protests included out-of-control crowds and traffic disruptions, Las Vegas' protest was largely peaceful despite more than 50 people gathering on the Strip.

Demonstrators gathered in front of the Trump International Hotel, proceeded to march on the Strip and back.

The Las Vegas protest on Wednesday was seen as one of the smaller ones nationwide. In fact, a few people gathered at the Trump International originally to share their fears and frustrations with the president-elect, who, at times, provided divisive rhetoric towards certain minority groups during his campaign.

Word spread on social media of the gathering, which resulted in the march.

"My whole family cried," said marcher Sylvia Robinson. "We were crying all night, and that's not something that should be happening."

For some, the shock lead to tears which lead to anger. The protests quickly followed.

"I'm here because I am heartbroken by the results of the election," said demonstrator Martin Krafft.

Some protesters admitted the gatherings won't change the election outcome. But, they expressed terror over keeping silent.

"It's coming from a place of shock, in a place of terror," marcher Alexander Kostan said. "The terror that I can be sent to conversion therapy camp or my rights can be taken away because I'm gay."

They hope by standing up now to what they see is injustice, they will be able to prevent their worst fears from coming true.

"Our opinion is going to change the future even if we don't control who has the presidency," Robinson said.

"This is a call to action to continue fighting for equality and fairness and things that could make America great, but not in the way that he wants," Krafft remarked.

So far, no one was hurt or arrested. Police were keeping a close eye on protesters and on the Strip during the demonstration.

There are plans for a bigger protest similarly on the Strip coming this weekend, according to some of the protesters.

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