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Canadian Officials Say Surge of Americans Crashed Their Immigration Site: Report

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Hillary Clinton supporters thinking of moving to Canada after the election of Donald Trump were in for a rude awakening on Tuesday night, when the Canadian immigration site went down.

Turns out, 100,000 Americans are to blame.

They flooded the site Tuesday night as Trump’s victory was announced, CBC News reports — 12 times the normal rate of U.S. traffic the site is used to seeing.

Officials confirmed the numbers to Canada’s TV, radio and online news organization on Thursday. They say 200,000 people total had logged on Tuesday night — half from addresses from the United States.

“Officials confirm to CBC that 200,000 people, half from US addresses, were on Canada immigration site when it crashed on election night,” CBC News reported. “A week earlier, traffic was 17,000 with average 10% of that from the U.S. Traffic was 12 times normal rate as Trump’s victory sank in.”

The site went down around 10:30 pm ET Tuesday, followed by intermittent accessibility, reported Business Insider. PEOPLE was unable to access the site in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Researching a move to Canada was just one way those unhappy with Trump’s election responded.

Anti-Trump protesters swarmed the streets of several major U.S. cities on Wednesday night — including New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.

In New York, protestors began in Union Square, then marched toward Fifth Avenue and headed to Trump Tower.

By late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning the number of protesters in the city rose to about 100,000 and were likely to last through the night.