Don­ald Trump’s vic­tory sets off protests on both coasts

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

LOS ANGELES (AP): DON­ALD TRUMP’S pres­i­den­tial vic­tory set off protests early yes­ter­day on both coasts.

From Penn­syl­va­nia to Cal­i­for­nia, Ore­gon and Washington, hun­dreds of peo­ple hit the streets to voice their op­po­si­tion to Trump’s vic­tory over Hil­lary Clin­ton.

Po­lice said at least 500 peo­ple swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shout­ing anti-Trump ex­ple­tives and oth­ers chant­ing, “Not my pres­i­dent!” There were no im­me­di­ate ar­rests. Smaller demon­stra­tors were held at Made­line Lopes (left) and Cas­sidy Ir­win, both of Oak­land, march with other pro­test­ers in down­town Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, early yes­ter­day. Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia cam­puses and neigh­bour­hoods in Berke­ley, Irvine and Davis and at San Jose State.

In Oak­land, more than 100 pro­test­ers took to down­town streets. KNTV-TV re­ported that pro­test­ers burned Trump in ef­figy, smashed win­dows of the Oak­land Tri­bune news­room and set tires and trash on fire. Po­lice said they is­sued one ci­ta­tion, but no one was ar­rested.

The Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol says a woman was struck by a car dur­ing the protest and se­verely in­jured.

In Ore­gon, dozens of peo­ple blocked traf­fic in down­town Port­land and forced a de­lay for trains on two light rail lines.


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