NEW BRUNSWICK — Hundreds of Rutgers University students on Wednesday rallied on campus to protest the immigration policies of Republican President-elect Donald Trump.

Participants in the protest called on school administrators to protect students and employees against immigration proceedings under Trump's presidency.

A handful of Trump supporters also staged a rally at the site and later marched in the streets alongside the anti-Trump groups. Some participants chanted "No Trump! No KKK, no racist USA!," but officials say the march overall was orderly and no problems were reported.

A few Donald Trump supporters carry a banner as they join hundreds of Rutgers University students blocking College Avenue in New Brunswick as they march to protest some of President-elect Donald Trump's policies. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The event was one of several similar rallies staged on campuses across the nation Wednesday.

Trump's campaign promises included a vow to deport millions of people who are in the U.S. illegally.

Also on Wednesday, officials confirmed that a part-time lecturer at Rutgers was briefly detained this week by New York City police and evaluated as a psychiatric facility after he posted anti-Trump tweets and made statements that appeared to threaten white people.

Also this week, the university's president pledged to protect the privacy of undocumented immigrants attending the state school following a student and faculty petition calling for Rutgers to be a "sanctuary campus" for those living in the country illegally.

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