2,000 people - the majority women - take to the streets to protest Trump's victory

Protesters unhappy with the Presidential election march north on Broad St. arm-in-arm on Nov. 10, 2016. They earlier had marched on JFK Blvd. before rallying at the Municipal Services Building plaza. Mina Lee is center.

For a second straight night, protesters took to the streets Thursday in Philadelphia to denounce the election of Donald Trump to be president.

As many as 2,000 people - the vast majority of them women - marched between City Hall and 30th Street Station, and then into North Philadelphia. A second, smaller group marched around Center City.

The larger gathering, dubbed "Our 100: Philly Women in Formation, Vigil and Protest," originated on Facebook as part of a national feminist movement under the banner #GOPHandsOffMe.

Unlike Wednesday's protest, which was primarily made up of supporters of former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, participants in Thursday's rally and march prominently displayed their affinity for Hillary Clinton.

Brett Robinson, 31, an actress from Fishtown, said she voted for Clinton and was happy to do so, and was frustrated by people who decided not to vote.

"If you don't care personally, think about your community," she said.

"I find the whole thing really devastating," she added. "I think we kind of failed ourselves."

Now that the presidential election has been decided, Robinson said, it was her duty to make her voice heard.

"I think it's wrong for me to complain on Facebook and not go out there," she said.

She also said she understood why Trump got so much support.

"I'm from North Carolina, so I know there are people who have a different worldview than the one I live in," she said.

With police clearing the way, the marchers proceeded west on Market Street with their chants of "Not my president!" echoing loudly off the canyon of high-rises.

Among the many signs brought to the march, one read "#imstillwithher," a reference to one of Clinton's campaign slogan. Another sign offered a suggestion for the next presidential election: "Michelle2020."

As the protesters returned from 30th Street Station through traffic, one man jumped on the hood of a taxi, quickly drawing condemnation from other marchers.

Just after 11 p.m., police reported there were no arrests or incidents.

At the rally before the march, Diane Payne, 66, a retired schoolteacher from Northeast Philadelphia, said she was stunned by Trump's victory.

"The next four years are going to be horrifying," Payne said.

Payne said she voted for Clinton because there was no realistic alternative.

"I wasn't happy. That's part of the problem," she said. "The Democratic Party has failed. We're not addressing the needs of regular people."

Jenna Hetzel, 28, a restaurant worker from South Philadelphia, arrived after the Market Street march to show her support.

Hetzel said it was important to "to let people know, the women, the minorities, the LGBT community, that they are not alone."

"It's not the end of the world," she said. "It sucks, but everybody will make it through."

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Staff writer Tommy Rowan contributed to this article.

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