US anti-Trump protesters block streets, smash windows (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
After Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States, angry supporters of Hillary Clinton, with many college students among them, took to the streets on both coasts to express their dissatisfaction with the result of the vote.
Some of the largest protests happened on the West Coast, with crowds marching through California's Oakland, Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
SF State students march in wake of Trump win. Briefly close 19th Ave. Chant "Let's make change". pic.twitter.com/2SAX7maARk— Karl Mondon (@karlmondon) November 9, 2016
Students from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and San Diego (UCSD) gathered in the streets until late at night, chanting "Not my president" and expletives such as "F**k Trump." At least 500 protesters gathered near UCLA, AP reported, citing police.
"Let us through," chants the crowd #berkvotepic.twitter.com/LvR2gXkNpO— Brenna Smith (@bsmith_1853) November 9, 2016
Even larger crowds took to the streets from the Berkeley campus, with angry participants lighting flares and shouting similar slogans.
Protest grows as participants light flares #berkvotepic.twitter.com/12AnGlAiEB— Anderson Lanham (@AndersonLanham) November 9, 2016
Demonstrations apparently got even more out of control in Oakland, where protesters smashed windows, set fires in the streets and burnt an effigy of the Republican winner, local television reported.
I was in the @EastBayTimes conference room half an hour ago filming marchers when one threw a rock and busted a window next to me pic.twitter.com/njl6EiYZTt— George Kelly (@allaboutgeorge) November 9, 2016
Empty Mitsubishi dealership vandalized by people in anti-Trump protest, 24th and Broadway #Oaklandpic.twitter.com/T4r1N3fK8T— David DeBolt (@daviddebolt) November 9, 2016
In Oregon, one of the states that Clinton won, crowds blocked traffic in Portland. Streets in Eugene were also filled with people shouting expletives.
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In Seattle, Washington, police had to close a street after protesters blocked an intersection, USA Today reported.
Cars (& @SeattleFire engine) attempt to safely navigate around anti-@realDonaldTrump protest: Capitol Hill, Seattle. pic.twitter.com/Dh6hExd9Da— Brian M. Westbrook (@BrianWestbrook) November 9, 2016
More than 1,000 people gathered outside the White House in the US capital to protest Trump’s victory, according to Fox News. Meanwhile, in New York prominent musician Lady Gaga, who was in Hillary Clinton’s camp, staged a one-woman protest outside Trump Tower, holding a sign reading "Love trumps hate."
❤️🇺🇸I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHatepic.twitter.com/Eni145YgW1— #CountryOfKindness (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016