Police Report Anti-Trump Demonstrations Are Turning Into Riots In Some US Cities


For a third straight night, protesters have taken to the streets in major cities and on college and high school campuses across the country to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.

Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Dallas and Oakland, Calif., are among the cities were demonstrations took place this week.

Some of the protests have been relatively peaceful, but in other locations the protests have become violent.

The demonstration in Portland, Ore., Thursday night was definitely not peaceful. In fact, less than three hours after it began, police switched from classifying the event from a demonstration to a riot.

Nearly 4,000 protesters gathered in the city’s downtown and chanted, “We reject the president-elect.”

A large portion of the Pearl District area was vandalized with business windows shattered, and even cars badly damaged at a nearby dealership.

Police cited “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior” and warned demonstrators that participating in a riot is deemed a Class C felony.

At the conclusion of the protests, which lasted well into the early morning on Friday, police said more than two dozen arrests were made.

Roughly 1,000 people turned out Thursday in Oakland to protest. Among those arrested included someone who had seven Molotov cocktails in his possession.

Earlier Thursday, a group of anti-Trump protesters blocked Interstate 10 near Cal State University-Los Angeles.

Filmmaker Michael Moore was among the protesters who marched outside of Trump Tower in New York Wednesday.

“I was very proud of the fact that so many people came out because his presidency needs to be opposed right now,” Moore said in an interview with CNN Thursday.

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Source: westernjournalism.com