RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - People protesting the results of the presidential election marched through Richmond, damaging a GOP office along the way.

The Republican Party of Virginia’s headquarters was vandalized late Wednesday.

"We condemn the violence and the vandalism in the strongest terms possible," said Emily Bolton with the Virginia Democratic Party.

Bolton says despite strong feelings on both sides of the aisle, she hopes everyone will take the advice of party leaders and work together.

“You have to take that energy and put it into something positive, and I think that's what we're going to see in the coming days, the coming weeks, the coming months,” she said.

Democrats quickly raised $2,800 in donations to go toward repairs to the GOP’s headquarters. “We're all just trying to move forward and do the right thing,” Bolton said.

Republicans have said they don't want the money.

The Republican Party of Virginia released a statement claiming, "Clinton campaign, the Democrat [sic] Party and their supporters in the media" fueled antagonism against their camp. State GOP Chair John Whitbeck indicated that he believes Democrats didn't step in to encourage an end to actions caused by the vandals.

The Republicans suggested the Democrats donate the money raised to an area crisis pregnancy center.

DPVA Statement on the Vandalism of the Republican Party of Virginia's Headquarters:

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement regarding the Republican Party of Virginia's Richmond office being vandalized:

"The Democratic Party of Virginia strongly condemns any violence or vandalism against the Republican Party of Virginia. This is not the Virginia way, nor is it compatible with our values as Democrats. While we strongly respect and support the right to protest peacefully, these actions are indefensible."

Statement from the Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck:

The violent protests that led to the vandalizing our headquarters is unacceptable but not unexpected. The Clinton campaign, the Democrat Party and their supporters in the media spent the entire presidential campaign calling Trump supporters such terms as racist, sexist, mentally ill and a “basket of deplorables.” Our candidate’s signs were stolen, vandalized and even at times defecated upon and we heard nothing from Democrats to demand this behavior stop. The hateful rhetoric we have seen these past few months is the cause of this violence.

If Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and the Virginia Democrats are truly sorry for what has happened, then they will apologize to the millions of Americans who supported Donald Trump in Virginia for the toxic and hateful name-calling their campaign is responsible for, and call for an immediate end to this violence.

Regarding the Democrat GoFundMe campaign, the RPV has had a very good year fundraising and has more than enough money to fix our windows. Instead, we urge the DPVA to donate those funds to a local crisis pregnancy center.

We will move forward - not intimidated but vigilant - and pray that this Nation will come together just as Secretary Clinton, President Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump have stated.