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Thousands post messages of hope in New York 'Subway Therapy' after election

Colourful post-it notes with inspirational messages cover the subway wall in Manhattan. Credit: Matt Williams/ITV News

A New York subway wall has been covered with more than 1,500 messages of hope in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential election win.

Messages written on post-it notes were stuck on the wall at the 6 Ave L train subway underpass as part of an art installation called 'Subway Therapy'.

Artist Levee decided to offer New Yorkers a chance to write down their feelings in the wake of the election.

Messages urge New York citizens to stay strong. Credit: Matt Williams/ITV News

"Because of how stressful the last couple of days were, I thought it would be nice to have something that people could do really quickly so they could maybe get something off their chest," Levee told ABC 7.

"I brought the Post-Its and I thought it'd be interesting to see everyone's thoughts up on the wall. It's been really beautiful."

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Messages posted on the wall read "Stay strong New York!" and "Stand up and fight back, you've got nothing to lose" and "Love will always win".

Another message to Democrat Hillary Clinton read: "You're an amazing woman and role model. Thanks for fighting."

Clinton won the state of New York but lost the presidential election to the Republican candidate.

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Pictures of the post-it wall were shared on social media.

One user wrote: "A young man took time out of his day to let everyone vent on how they felt about the election.

"Everyone wrote on a post-it and stuck it to the wall. It gave everyone a sense of relief to express how they felt anonymously without judgment."

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