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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Kansas City Wednesday night to protest the election of Donald Trump.

Organizers hope that number will double if not triple during protests over the weekend.

Wednesday night about 300 people were part of the protest that started at the Plaza and ended at City Hall in midtown Kansas City. It all started with a Facebook post and grew from there.

People held signs and chanted "Not my president" all along the 6-mile walk.

The turnout was a testament to how upset some people are with the results of the election. 

They hope to do it again in a couple of days.

Organizers say Wednesday’s protest was last minute and are hoping to get a bigger crowd after having more time to plan.

They say they want their message to be heard loud and clear.

“We the people now have a responsibility to actually do something and a right to. We have a chance. Don’t let it go in vain,” one protester said.

One organizer said there will be more protests in the weeks ahead. Rudy Castilo said he was shocked to see his event drew in so many people. 

He believes the event made people who feel marginalized by Trump feel stronger.

"All those groups he kind of affects were speaking last night," he said. "Everyone, including myself. We felt the support and it was really important."

He also said he was heartbroken by the news that Trump was president-elect.

Besides venting their frustration, which can be heard in their voices, they say they want reform in the election process. They want to do away with the electoral college in favor of a simple majority of the popular vote.

Police followed the crowd to prevent any traffic problems along the way.

Organizers say they plan to be in front of City Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

They say the protests will continue to be peaceful.

The Kansas City protest is one of several seen throughout the country.

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