Bill de Blasio tells Donald Trump that New York City will not accept stop and frisk

The two leaders held a private meeting in Trump Tower

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Mayor Bill de Blasio held a private meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Wednesday morning amid ongoing protests and concerns from people of colour and LGBT residents living in the city.

There’s concern from residents that the Trump administration would enact harmful immigration and stop-and-frisk laws aimed at Hispanics and African-Americans across the country, however, Mayor de Blasio promised to be vigilant against any such policies.

The Democratic mayor said that he addressed the concerns he shares with residents over Trump's policies toward immigrants, Wall Street regulation, and protecting the rights of minority groups.

“The ball’s in his court,” Mr de Blasio told reporters at a news conference “People in the city and all over the country are looking to see what he’s going to do.” However, he did not attempt to share Mr Trump’s response to the meeting.

"I think they both said it was a very productive meeting," Mr Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the Associated Press, adding that the president-elect is open to speaking with a diverse range of voices.