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Protests over Donald Trump rage on social media

Social Cues: Also trending on Facebook and Twitter are the 241st birthday of the Marines and a new album from The XX.

Hundreds of protestors rallying against Donald Trump gather outside of Trump Tower on Wednesday night.
Drew Angerer, Getty Images

The backlash to Donald Trump's presidency is hard to miss, what with protests across city plazas and social media.

Hashtags against Trump are trending on social media as people vent their frustrations with the Electoral College and the president-elect's stances on immigration. There are other trending topics on social media, such as the Marines and the Wu-Tang Clan, but even those have Trump posts tied to them.

Social Cues is our guide to what people are chatting about across Facebook and Twitter. Here's what is trending on social media Thursday:

#TrumpProtest: Outrage is soaring across the country as protests against the president-elect have broken out in more than 25 cities. Thousands poured out in places like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Seattle to speak out against Trump and his views on issues such as immigration, women's rights and the economy. #TrumpProtest was the top trend on Twitter throughout Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.

Marines: Thousands on Twitter wished the Marines a happy birthday on Thursday. The US Marine Corps is celebrating 241 years of service, and social media is offering tributes to the troops. There were more than 17,000 tweets about the Marines by Thursday morning, with the hashtag #SemperFi also trending on Twitter.

Canonsburg: Two police officers were shot in the western Pennsylvania town on Thursday morning. The pair were ambushed while responding to a domestic dispute call, officials said. One of the officers died from his wounds at Canonsburg Hospital. The suspect is reported to be dead, and social media users offered their thoughts, prayers and condolences to the officers' families.

Wu-Tang Clan: The world may finally get to listen to the Wu-Tang Clan's rare album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin." The only copy of the unreleased album sold for about $2 million and until this week had never been heard. Hedge fund founder and former pharmaceuticals exec Martin Shkreli purchased the album last year and live-streamed parts of it Wednesday to celebrate Trump's win. Facebook users were sharing the clips of the stream on Thursday.

On Hold: The XX announced its third album, "I See You," giving a listen to its first single, "On Hold." The album is slated for release on January 13. With more than 50,000 tweets about the track within just a few hours of its release, it's safe to say social media is excited for the song and the upcoming album.

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