Massive anti-Trump protests planned for Inauguration Day, police on alert

( - Opponents to Donald Trump's presidency are planning large-scale demonstrations in the nation's capital in January when the Republican president-elect is sworn in on Inauguration Day, with police apparently expecting tens-of-thousands of protesters.

Trump's surprise win Tuesday over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has already sparked smaller protests across the county. However, demonstrations being planned for Inauguration Day weekend, which includes the Jan. 20 swearing-in on Capitol Hill, have the potential to be much larger.

One protest is being organized by the group ANSWER, for Act Now to Stop War & End Racism.

The group's Facebook page announcing its "Protest at the Inauguration: Stand Against Trump, War, Racism and Inequality" event on Saturday showed that nearly 7,000 people have already committed to attending and 24,000 more have expressing interest in the event.