As many as 250 demonstrators, mostly Santa Rosa Junior College students, marched through downtown Santa Rosa on Thursday to protest president-elect Donald Trump.

Stretched across two lanes of Mendocino Avenue, protesters marched downtown to City Hall for a late afternoon rally, then walked back north, escorted by motorcycle officers holding back impatient motorists.

Students carried signs denouncing Trump and his rhetoric against people of color and others, chanting “Not My President, Not My President,” and “Love Trumps Hate.”

The event was similar to demonstrations in cities and on campuses across the nation, primarily in coastal states, where thousands of people have assembled in protest of Trump’s unexpected election Tuesday.

On Wednesday night, several hundred anti-Trump demonstrators marched at Sonoma State University and more than 100 people gathered at a candlelight vigil in Sebastopol to show solidarity with people of color, immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and those concerned about the environment.