Protests Against Trump Presidency Continue for 3rd Night

by on November 11, 2016 · 7 comments

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Police tear gas waives through crowd of demonstrators in Portland. Screen capture from CNN.

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Protests, vigils and rallies against the Trump presidency continued across the nation into the third night since his election Tuesday – up into the early hours Friday morning.

Nearly 230 Americans were arrested just last night, Thursday – with at least 185 in Los Angeles and 29 in Portland after police declared the demonstration there a “riot” using tear gas,  pepper spray and rubber baton rounds to disperse the crowd – that had been estimated at 4,000 during an earlier march.

Thousands of protesters have surrounded Trump’s buildings in New York and Chicago, there have been freeway blockades, street take-overs, high-school walk-outs – …. Protests and marches occurred in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, Madison, Wisconsin’s capital, and Milwaukee, Columbus, Ohio, Baltimore, Dallas, Oakland, California, Richmond, along red states cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Omaha and Kansas City, Mo.

Trump unfurled his fury when he tweeted about the protests, initially calling them “professional protesters, incited by the media,” before his staff had wrestled his phone away from him. By Friday morning, Trump – or whoever had his device – took a different tone, tweeting: “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”

Meanwhile, Thursday, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani – a likely candidate for the new Attorney General, chimed in, calling the protesters “a bunch of spoiled crybabies” in a Fox News interview.

Here is a breakdown from Thursday, Nov. 10th

Baltimore – On Thursday, about 600 protesters against the Trump, marched to downtown Baltimore and blocked streets. Baltimore police reported that about 600 people marched through the Inner Harbor area, with some blocking roadways by sitting in the street. Two people were arrested, police said.

Denver – One of the largest demonstrations was in Denver, where a crowd estimated to number about 3,000 gathered on the grounds of the Colorado state capitol and marched through the city center.

Minneapolis – Leaving a rally in downtown Minneapolis, several thousand protesters blocked the heavily traveled Interstate 94 for about an hour Thursday night, causing a major traffic backup in both directions.

Madison, 1500 demonstrators showed up at Wisconsin’s capital, held a rally and listened to speakers, before marching out into the streets.

Milwaukee, the state’s most populous city, drew some of the biggest crowds, with more than 1,000 demonstrators taking to streets.

Oakland – After fires were set and some vandalism on Wednesday night, Oakland officials pleaded with demonstrators to remain peaceful Thursday. Later, about 1,000 protesters in Oakland broke store windows, left graffiti on buildings and threw M-80 firecrackers, Molotov cocktails and bottles at police officers.  Eleven people were arrested .

Los Angeles – People gathered outside Los Angeles’ City Hall chanting “not my president.” More than 300 people marched through downtown LA, many yelling, “We reject the president-elect!” Protesters halted traffic, threw bottles at officers, tagged police cars with graffiti and launched fireworks. About 185 protesters were arrested into Friday morning, – including some on suspicion of blocking roads, and minors accused of violating curfew.

Washington, DC Outside the White House on Thursday night, protesters gathered with signs, some of which said “Donald Trump is a racist.”

Denver –  protesters briefly shut down Interstate 25 near downtown for and traffic was halted in both directions the  for about a half-hour.

San Francisco  –  high-spirited high school students marched, chanting “not my president” and holding signs urging a Trump eviction. They waved rainbow banners and Mexican flags, as bystanders in the heavily Democratic city high-fived the marchers from the sidelines.

Philadelphia, protesters near City Hall held signs bearing slogans like “Not Our President,” “Trans Against Trump” and “Make America Safe For All.”

Louisville – about 500 people turned out at a protest.

Baltimore – hundreds of people marched to the stadium where the Ravens were playing a football game.

More protests are planned for today, Friday and for Saturday, November 12th.

More than 10,000 people have signed up to attend a noon march on Saturday from New York’s Union Square to Trump Tower, the future president’s home and corporate headquarters.

Chicago – Thousands are slated to turn up at Millennium Park Saturday morning at a planned rally that organizers billed as a “fight for change”.

Greensboro, N.C., organizers scheduled a Friday evening “Hug-In” near the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, for people “feeling down” about the election results.

Atlanta – an activist group called “A World Without Police” that is planning a rally Friday evening in Atlanta posted a statement o Facebook rejecting Mr. Trump’s election and declaring him a racist.

Anti-Trump groups called for demonstrations Friday evening in Miami and West Palm Beach. ”

News sources: Washington Post , USAToday , CNN , Wall Street Journal ,

Here’s a good compilation of protests that occurred Wednesday night at ThinkProgress.

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Avatar L November 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm

This all reminds me of the rioting after Romney lost the election in 2012. Conservatives were halting traffic on freeways, beating up Obama supporters and posting the video to the internet, clashing with police, vandalizing property and looting businesses.
Oh, wait.

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Avatar Tom Cairns November 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm

About 100 people rallied and marched in Eureka, CA. Thursday night, briefly blocking traffic on Hwy 101. Another March and rally from Humboldt State to the Arcata Plaza is scheduled for today.

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Avatar Chuck A. November 12, 2016 at 8:21 am

well said…..

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Avatar Rufus November 13, 2016 at 7:58 am

Ya, I’m confused with the mixed message, too….”Love Trumps Hate” and property destruction.

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Avatar AA November 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

See this petition on “Do Not allow Myron Ebell to Lead EPA

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Avatar Tyler November 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

People need to take emotion out of this and think strategically. These protests just rile up his base. Let Donald be Donald, that’s the quickest way to show his base he’s letting them down by being a puppet for Paul Ryan and the establishment. Pit the fight against the ACA along with the fight against Medicare. Use a new grassroots up and coming Democratic leader to lead the fight.

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Avatar triggerfinger November 14, 2016 at 11:37 am

If I was a Trump supporter with nothing to lose, I’d go to one of these protests and make a fool of myself and what I was pretending to stand for. I’d start by vandalizing cars and businesses. I’d probably make a sign mocking half of our country’s voters too.

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