Anti-Trump protests in the streets

Demon­stra­tions con­tinue around US

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Rowdy protests con­tin­ued for a sec­ond night in the US city of Port­land, Ore­gon, as peo­ple around the coun­try protested Don­ald Trump’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion vic­tory.

In Port­land, po­lice used tear gas and flash­bang grenades on Fri­day to try to dis­perse the crowd af­ter hun­dreds of peo­ple marched through the city, dis­rupt­ing traf­fic and spray­paint­ing graf­fiti. Au­thor­i­ties said “burn­ing pro­jec­tiles” were thrown at po­lice and van­dal­ism and as­sault had taken place dur­ing the rally, which organisers had billed as peace­ful ear­lier in the day.

In other parts of the coun­try, there were spir­ited demon­stra­tions on col­lege cam­puses and peace­ful marches along down­town streets.

Hun­dreds joined an af­ter­noon “love rally” in Wash­ing­ton Square Park in Man­hat­tan.

Les­lie Holmes, 65, a web­site de­vel­oper from Wil­ton, Con­necti­cut, took an hour-long train ride to the demon­stra­tion – her first protest since the 1970s, when she hit the streets to op­pose the Viet­nam War. She de­scribed her­self as an arm­chair lib­eral but de­clared: “I’m not go­ing to be arm­chair any­more.”

“I don’t want to live in a coun­try where my friends aren’t in­cluded, and my friends are fear­ful, and my chil­dren are go­ing to grow up in a world that’s frightening, and my grand­daugh­ters can look for­ward to be­ing ex­cluded from jobs and pol­i­tics and ful­fill­ing their po­ten­tial, so I’m here for them,” she said.

Evening marches dis­rupted traf­fic in Mi­ami and Atlanta.

Trump sup­porter Ni­co­las Quirico was trav­el­ling from South Beach to Mi­ami. His car was among hun­dreds stopped when pro­test­ers blocked In­ter­state 395.

“Trump will be our pres­i­dent. There is no way around that and the sooner peo­ple grasp that, the bet­ter off we will be,” he said. “There is a dif­fer­ence be­tween a peace­ful protest and stand­ing in a ma­jor high­way back­ing up traf­fic for five miles. This is wrong.”

More than a thou­sand pro­test­ers took to the streets across Cal­i­for­nia af­ter night fell in­clud­ing down­town Los An­ge­les, where more than 200 were ar­rested a night ear­lier.

In Bak­ers­field, where Trump is far more pop­u­lar than in most of the state, some held signs read­ing “Anti-Trump, Pro-USA”.

Small protests also were held in Detroit; Min­neapo­lis; Kansas City, Mis­souri; Olympia, Wash­ing­ton and Iowa City.

More than 200 peo­ple, car­ry­ing signs gath­ered on the steps of the Wash­ing­ton state Capitol.

The group chanted “not my pres­i­dent” and “no Trump, no KKK, no fas­cist USA”.

200 More than 200 pro­test­ers were ar­rested in Los An­ge­les

RAL­LY­ING: Pro­test­ers march through Atlanta

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