Trump Protesters Tear-Gassed in Oregon

Hundreds join NYC 'love rally'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2016 5:10 AM CST
Trump Protesters Tear-Gassed in Ore.
Protesters march in the street to demonstrate against the election of President-elect Donald Trump in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.   (David Goldman)

(Newser) – Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to rowdy protests in Portland, Oregon Friday night, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump's presidential election victory, the AP reports. Early Saturday, Portland police tweeted that they were investigating a report of a shooting and a possible injury on a Willamette River bridge that protesters were heading toward. They also tweeted that tear gas was used in response to "burning projectiles" thrown at officers as hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti.

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In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday. Hundreds joined a Friday afternoon "love rally" in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, and evening marches disrupted traffic in Miami and Atlanta. More than a thousand protesters took to the streets across California after night fell including downtown Los Angeles, where over 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 cities including Detroit; Minneapolis, and Iowa City. (Trump says the protests are "very unfair.")

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