Trump supporters, protesters clash at Auckland's Aotea Square

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Newstalk ZB staff,
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National,
Publish Date
Saturday, 12 November 2016, 4:51p.m.
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UPDATED 6.16PM Kiwis clashed over US President-elect Donald Trump at a protest in Auckland today.

Opponents and pro-Trump supporters squared off during a protest in Aotea Square which saw an American flag burned and heated confrontations.

People opposing Trump's election announced this morning that they would be staging a peaceful protest at 2:30pm, run by a group calling itself 'Aotearoa Against Trump.'

The group describes itself as a 'grassroots movement established in reaction to Trump's election to facilitate education, discussion and ultimately, change of the system that has led us to this point.'

At the protest, speakers discussed how Trump's electoral win will impact on the rights of women, the working class, people of colour, migrants and Muslims.

They then called for a march as a united front to the American consulate on Customs Street East.

Protests at Trump's election have spread across the United States as groups of Americans take a stand.

California legislators have released a joint statement expressing their rejection of Trump's politics of "resentment, bigotry and misogyny."

International demonstrations are also being organised, including a protest outside the American embassy in Israel.

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