Anti-Trump protests turn violent in America

Police arresting some of the protesters
Police arresting some of the protesters

The Police in Portland, Oregon, U.S., have classified the anti-Trump protests in the area as a “Class C felony” after a once peaceful protest turned into a riot.

A riot is a Class C felony in Oregon.

Demonstrators were seen attacking drivers and committing acts of vandalism during their march against Donald Trump’s election Thursday night.

According to KPTV, one driver had her windshield smashed and someone painted “Capitalism kills” on a nearby convenience store.

The state Department of Transportation briefly shut down Interstate 5 between the Marquan Bridge and the Fremont Bridge due to the demonstration.

Parts of Interstate 84 were also temporarily closed.

Protesters in Portland’s Pearl District were breaking windows of several businesses and some were arming themselves with rocks from a construction site, police said.

“People attending any of the various protest events are encouraged to obey all laws and be respectful of others who are using city streets, freeways and mass transit.

“Marching into and blocking streets is illegal, and dangerous to protesters as well as road users and has a significantly negative impact to our community.

“Pedestrians walking on the freeway is illegal and extremely dangerous to all road users,” Portland police said.

KPTV reported that the groups Don’t Shoot Portland and Black Lives Matter combined in Portland to become Portland’s Resistance.

The founder told the station that “Trump is going to be our president. We need to save our city and hopefully allow people to come here to be a city where there is hope.”

Anti-Trump demonstrations erupted across the U.S. for the second straight night.

The protests took place in Portland, Chicago and New York.

In New York City, a large group of demonstrators once again gathered outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Thursday night chanting angry slogans and waving banners baring anti-Trump messages.

In Denver, protesters managed to shut down Interstate 25 near downtown Denver briefly Thursday night.

Denver police tweeted around 10 p.m. that demonstrators made their way onto the freeway and traffic was halted in the northbound and southbound lanes.

Police say the interstate was reopened about half an hour later as the crowd moved back downtown.

Earlier protests in Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs on Wednesday and Thursday went off peacefully.

In San Francisco’s downtown, high-spirited high school students marched through, chanting “not my president” and holding signs urging a Donald Trump eviction.

They waved rainbow banners and Mexican flags, as bystanders in the heavily Democratic city high-fived the marchers from the side-lines.

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside Trump Tower in Chicago and a growing group was getting into some shoving matches with police in Oakland, California.

Another protest was building in Los Angeles, where 28 people were arrested Wednesday for blocking traffic during a demonstration that also saw vandalism to some buildings and a news truck.

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  • Rommel

    The selection of Mr Trump by shadow elements will lead to many nasty things,nobody voted for this man,he has been a casino man and so knows together with his people how to fix outcomes, this could account for why he started shouting about rigging,he is an outfit man and people should resist,I heard that so many states are trying to invoke the concept of “faithless electors” to change their electoral collage votes,such thing though constitutionally permitted but has never happened before,this means that people feel shortchanged

    • Marcus Ijele

      Were you short changed? No body voted for him is left for his opponent to prove by petitioning the election result. You mean there was electoral monitors during the election, You gay.

    • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

      You talk nonsense! Do you think that USA is like your country where people can do all manner of things and get away with it. Millions of protesters cannot stop Trump from becoming American president come January 20. In fact, those idiots who are protesting against the popular wish of Americans will have themselves in a mess when the Police get them arrested.

      • Tunsj

        Hogwash. How did you know that they are idiots? They have the right to protest what the clown have said during the election. Go back and see what he said about President Obama, Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, Africans, Women etc. In your comment, you stated “Against the popular wish of Americans”. I will remind you that Hillary Clinton won the popular votes but lost the Electoral College.

      • Rommel

        You talk just like them people who’ve never stepped out of Nigeria,how would you describe someone voting for Hillary and gets a confirmation thanking him for voting for Trump? do you even have any idea how voting in America happens or you just hear stories?

        • smart

          Lol.. US electoral body don’t send thank you messages and Trump do not have access to those who voted for him.. In fact, he can never know. If SMS were sent, its just a general text.

      • Mufu Ola

        Trump may still not be President.The delegates are yet to vote.Though convention dictates that they vote for him, it’s not cast in iron & some rebellious delegates may go against the norms.Very unlikely though as it happened only once in American political history. The delegates are not legally bond to vote him.

        • smart

          Which delegate.. Pls get your records right. The election was not inconclusive.

          • Mufu Ola

            Constitutional crisis can be invoked if those “delegates” decides to be unconventional.There own “election” is on the 9Jan (or so). They’re not legally bond to follow the norms. Seek clarification. People only assume it’s automatic bcos only once in American history have this been invoked.It can still be done though I doubt it.

          • smart

            The House of Representatives is not empowered to upturn election result. That they needed to decide the winner in 1824, were John Quincy Adams was chosen over Andrew Jackson under the provisions of Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. Those not mean there is a provision to unturn a result with a clear winner.

          • smart

            The House of Representatives is not empowered to upturn election result. That they needed to decide the winner in 1824, were John Quincy Adams was chosen over Andrew Jackson under the provisions of Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. Those not mean there is a provision to unturn a result with a clear winner

    • Otile

      Corruption is fighting back. No more trooping of elite Northern Islamists to receive money in Washington. Blood sucking Northern Islamists cannot gather in Washington to discuss the suppression of SS SE again. President Trump will never tolerate Islamic treachery.

      • Rommel

        I now understand your pain,chai !!!!

      • Mufu Ola

        Your are one of the most gullible creature on earth.Go & invite Trump to inherit your self imposed ‘wahalas’.He will come & declare Biafra republic on your behalf.

    • smart

      Its not INEC that politicians fix outcomes. And it has happened for times in the past.. That’s a were a president lost the popular vote but became president of the USA via winning more “electoral votes”. Make research before saying it hasn’t happened.

  • Marcus Ijele

    All those protesters are gay group. They are immoral group of people. You kill yopurselves for nothing whilst Obama calls him to White House for discussion. No responsible person will take to street against an election that movers and shakers in US, agreed was peaceful. Trump is not your president is your own idea. By January, he will be inaugurated while some may have died and he will give a speech ”We sympathize with our brothers who[carelessly]lost their lives during a senseless protest after the election”. How many of these protesters know Clinton? What did the husband do for you when he was president? Why did n’t you come out to vote for her to ensure Trump did not win? Soyinka should even scan his voters card for us to see if he voted. One can not sit at home and say”If this one wins, I will not accept it”, when your vote never counted for either side. Die for nothing with your tattooed hands and backs.

  • amazing2012

    Good one

    • Otile

      Mun gode Allah Honorable Trump won big. Good one indeed.

      • amazing2012

        As i said earlier, the collapse of the US has begun and peace of the world is at hand. The world where a jew can walk freely in the midst of Arabs without seen as oppressor, a world where Americans can move free without fear of attack. A peaceful for all !

  • blueeyedkitten

    LOL! African edition.