Protestors Condemning Trump in Major Cities

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Thousands of people all over America, and even some in foreign countries took to the streets Wednesday night to protest Donald Trump’s election. They were disrupting traffic, chanting anti-Trump slogans, burning flags, etc. Many California cities saw extreme tensions over Trump’s election. Thousands of protesters burned a giant paper mache Trump head in Los Angeles and started fires on the streets of Oakland. Late in the evening several hundred people blocked one of the city's busiest freeways, U.S. 101. Traffic was completely stopped at a stand still. A similar protest in Manhattan drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay. Some of these protestors were even chanting “f*ck Trump.”

In Boston, thousands of anti-Trump protesters marched through downtown, chanting "Trump's a racist" and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump" and "Abolish Electoral College." In the Midwest, protesters gathered in Minneapolis, Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City Missouri. Marchers protesting Trump's election chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Another, more peaceful group stood outside the White House. They held candles, listened to speeches and sang songs.

In Oregon people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Some Trump supporters even taunted the demonstrators with signs. A lone Trump supporter was chased across Pioneer Courthouse Square and hit in the back with a skateboard before people intervened. Many held anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs and chanted slogans, including "Misogyny has to go," and "The people united, will never be defeated." Five people were shot and injured in an area near the protest, but police said the shootings and the demonstration were unrelated. This is a very stressful time for our country, but hopefully we can find a way to come together and make this country great again!

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