Thousands Protest Trump’s Election In Cities Across America
Americans across the country expressed their displeasure with Donald Trump’s election in huge numbers Wednesday.
via Daily Mail:
Outside the White House, a candlelit vigil was held in protest.
In Oakland, CA where more than 6,000 protestors gathered in what began as a peaceful march eventually turned ugly, with bottles thrown and a police car was torched. Buildings were sprayed with the words “F Trump” and “Kill Trump” graffiti.
In L.A. thousands of people took to the streets and eventually stopped traffic on the 110 and 101 Freeways. 14 people were arrested.
Over 30 people were arrested in protests in NYC, where over 7500 people demonstrated at Columbus Circle and Trump Tower, with people chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Donald Trump, go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay.’
Cher and Madonna were among the NYC protesters, with Cher telling supporters to fight
Protests stopped traffic in Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco, California, among many others.
In Seattle, WA hundreds of people gathered at Westlake Park. Dozens of protestors gathered in New Orleans, LA in Lee Circle, with some setting fire to an effigy of Trump and the monument to Confederate general Robert E Lee sprayed with slogans including ‘Black Power,’ ‘Dismantle White Supremacy’ and ‘F*** Trump’ NOLA.com reported.
Thousands of protesters filled downtown San Francisco before heading up to the Castro District.
The streets of Chicago, Illinois, were overrun with protesters Wednesday night as anti-Trump fever took hold. Thousands of activists carrying signs reading ‘stop Trump!’ and ‘shut down white supremacy’ marched through the streets of the Loop, blocking traffic and surrounding cars.
A small crowd gathered at Boston Common to protest around 7pm swelled into a crowd of 4,000, according to police.
Hundreds of protesters in Richmond, VA spilled onto the I-95, WTVR reported. The group stopped traffic there, but were removed by police.
Other cities affected by protests included San Diego, California; Dallas, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Las Vegas, Nevada.