This Week in Pictures: Nov. 5-11
The week’s major news story came in the form of Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon and reality television star now turned American president-elect. His victory over longtime public servant Hillary Clinton stunned the world. As election results were announced early Wednesday morning, Americans and viewers around the world responded with shock and some with sadness.
Fights between Trump supporters and protesters soon broke out in front of the White House and in Times Square. Reports of attacks on Muslims and people of color began to surface as only hours after the announcement, putting many on edge. By Wednesday night, protests had spread across the nation, including New York City, Chicago, Miami and Oakland, California.
The president-elect has his work cut out for him in terms of uniting the country and proving to the majority population — who gave the popular vote to Clinton — that he is trustworthy. But Trump is off to a tumultuous start, already creating controversy with his cabinet picks, by bucking the press pool tradition on his trip to meet President Obama at the White House on Thursday, and going on a quick Twitter rant about demonstrators protesting against his win.
Protesters also held signs in solidarity with indigenous communities who have been protesting the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The ongoing demonstrations seems now even more urgent as Trump’s “100 day plan” includes lifting the “restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal,” and lifting “Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.”
Elsewhere, the fighting in Mosul, Iraq, surges on, as in Aleppo — where airstrikes injured civilians again this week.
In Greece, demonstrations for education reform and funding overtook Athens.