America still hasn’t come to terms with Donald Trump being elected president. Two days after the votes were counted, protests still continued to break out across the country, with some in big cities turning into violent riots. See the latest pics and video here.
Streets of several United States cities, including Portland, Oakland and Los Angeles, were flooded once again on the night of Nov. 10, as anti-Donald Trump protesters made their disdain over the 2016 election results perfectly clear.
What started out as a peaceful march in Portland, Oregon got so violent that police referred to it as a “riot” based on “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior” that was “unlawful.” During this, residents damaged local cars and businesses, threw objects at police officers and more. In Oakland, California, protesters kicked in store windows and vandalized the town with graffiti, and 185 rioters were arrested in Los Angeles alone.
Riots going on in the US city of Portland by people angry with Donald Trump's election as president
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) November 11, 2016
— ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2016
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 10, 2016
While plenty of the protests were peaceful, things got really messy and out of hand in other cities, with photos showing shattered glass on the streets and on top of cars and even clouds of smoke amidst large groups of people. “Police have deployed less lethal munitions such as OC spray and vapor (pepper spray), rubber ball distraction devices, rubber baton rounds,” the Portland police wrote on Twitter. “Police have arrested at least 26 people during riot.”
On Nov. 10, Donald took to Twitter to complain about all the people protesting against him. “Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” he wrote on the social media site. He did, however, later add, “Love the fact that the small group of protesters last night have passion for our great country! We will all come together and be proud!” Uh, we sure hope so…
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of people protesting Donald Trump’s presidency like this? Is it warranted or totally out of control?