I was watching some of the protests ring out across the country last night and found images you might have missed. The freedom of expression isn't always a pretty sight.

I wanted to share these photos from the protests that took place all over the country Wednesday night. Social media in 2016 is the heartbeat of expression and the centerpiece of organizing events.

In a matter of hours after the election on Tuesday, protests agendas were online and shared. Here's a gallery I put together from Getty Images. The face of democracy isn't always pretty.