Friday, 11 November 2016

Anti - Trump protests turns 'Riot' in Portland

Americans are still reeling from the shock of Donald Trump's win.

While the president elect meets with President Obama many Americans are  protesting his victory in the presidential election took to the streets for a second night of demonstrations and vigils in several US cities.

Rallies heated up in Portland, Oregon, where police publicly declared a "riot" due to "extensive criminal and dangerous behavior" and are calling the protest "unlawful" in tweets on the police department's Twitter page.
"After several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd," another tweet added.
Police tweeted that projectiles had been thrown at officers, and cars had been damaged. 

In Minneapolis, protester Lauren Peck shared similar sentiments as she gathered with others at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, named for the late US senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey, at the University of Minnesosta. 
"I feel it's important to voice that I have serious concerns about this President-elect and the racism, sexism, xenophobia and so much more that does not represent me or so many in my life. The mood here is peaceful, positive and energetic," Peck said.


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