Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump.

Many shouted the slogan not my president. Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman.

Mr. Trump will become the 45th US President after securing a surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.

He is due to meet current white house incumbent Barack Obama for talks aimed at ensuring a smooth transition.

President Obama who had branded Mr. Trump unfit for office and campaigned against him has urged all Americans to accept the result of the election.

In the meantime, defeated Mrs. Clinton also told supporters to give Mr. Trump a chance to lead.