Nationwide anti-Trump protests rock the US
Thousands across major US cities have been protesting the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president. Demonstrators reportedly burned flags and smashed store windows. Dozens of arrests have been made following the rallies.
15 November 201618:12 GMT
Students from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC are protesting outside the Trump International Hotel.
RT America's Aliza Krichevsky is live-streaming from the protest.
14 November 201621:55 GMT
Hundreds of students in East Los Angeles left classes at lunchtime to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.
They headed for Mariachi Square and City Hall.
Mariachi Square is filled to the brim. "We are the students, the mighty mighty students." pic.twitter.com/8YLDZGLtTb— Joy (@Joy_Resmovits) November 14, 2016
In particular they were fighting his call for deportation of undocumented immigrants.
“I can make my parents proud if they are not here,” 10th grader Yesenia told the Los Angeles Times.
"I can't make my parents proud if they're not here," says Roosevelt 10th grader Yesenia. pic.twitter.com/5yIbCRANTQ— Joy (@Joy_Resmovits) November 14, 2016
A long row of police blocked the entrance the Freeway.
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Thousands of Portland High school and middle school students swarmed the Lloyd Center shopping mall chanting loudly.
The anti trump portland high school and middle school protest has taken the mall pic.twitter.com/QiVnza2guN— Olivia Louise™ (@rockbottom4ever) November 14, 2016
“This is the coolest thing I have ever seen,” said one student off camera, as one store brings down their shutter.
Students from across Portland overwhelmed the Lloyd Center in a peaceful anti trump demonstration. pic.twitter.com/f2KOWQ5LRJ— Olivia Louise™ (@rockbottom4ever) November 14, 2016
Portland Police Department tweeted that student protest was affecting traffic and asked parents to “encourage their children to go back to school.”
Student protest march in area of Holladay Park near Lloyd Center. Parents encouraged to tell their kids to go back to school. #pdxtraffic— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 14, 2016
Later police said “Officers working to direct student protest” acknowledging that students were talking about getting on a freeway or blocking traffic on Steel Bridge.
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Middle school and high school students were out protesting Donald Trump’s election to president for the sixth day straight.
Hundreds of High School students in Portland, Oregon joined the frey on Monday, walking out of class and convening in Pioneer Square, and visiting City Hall, yelling “Not my president.”
PPS students haves walked out of school and converted for an anti-Trump protest at Pioneer Square. They're yelling "not my president." pic.twitter.com/8RbcoXyLBv— Tony Hernandez (@tonyhreports) November 14, 2016
“We are here to tell the adults and the people who actually voted in this election that Portland schools does not stand for racism, we do not stand for sexism and Islamophobia,” said a sophomore from Cleveland High School, according to the Oregonian.
This speaker said she's a sophomore from Cleveland High School pic.twitter.com/khAqhrsuRb— Tony Hernandez (@tonyhreports) November 14, 2016
Several hundred students rallied to march over Hawthorne Bridge undeterred by the lone police man trying to stop them.
Heads up: they've chosen to walk on the Hawthorne Bridge. Single officer is trying to stop them. pic.twitter.com/C9pdIltMPP— Tony Hernandez (@tonyhreports) November 14, 2016
Students are starting to climb the Hawthorne Bridge. pic.twitter.com/TqPhqqeCCk— Tony Hernandez (@tonyhreports) November 14, 2016
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Students from several Los Angeles, California schools also marched against Trump on Monday. The protest included students from Garfield, Mendez, Roosevelt, Esteban Torres, Wilson and Lincoln high schools, organizers said.
- 15:37 GMT
On Monday morning, students at Mongtomery Blair High School in the Washington suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland staged a walkout protesting Trump.
- 02:02 GMT