Donald Trump has used Twitter to hit out at the "unfair" protests against his sensational election victory.
The controversial tycoon has called out what he calls "professional protesters" for the demonstrations which have taken place in some cities across the United States.
Police had formerly declared a gathering in Portland, Oregon, as a riot. In addition to this, there were peaceful protests in major cities like Dallas, Chicago and New York.
The protests came after Trump met outgoing president Barack Obama in the Oval Office for talks to implement a smooth transition of power ahead of January's inauguration.
They both struck a notably respectful tone when they faced reporters - a sharp contrast to the bitterness and acrimony of the election campaign.
Trump said on Twitter: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"