This is crazy! On Nov. 12, the fourth night of protests against president-elect Donald Trump, police ended up using tear gas on the crowds and making dozens of arrests after people shouted ‘kill the police.’ Get the scoop on the rallies right here!
Things are getting really, really serious on the anti-Donald Trump battlegrounds throughout the country as protests against the president-elect continue. Dozens of people were arrested in Portland on the night of Nov. 12, where crowds were throwing burning road flares in anger over the 70-year-old’s election. And in Indianapolis, large crowds cried out in unison “kill the police” as they threw rocks at the authorities. Yikes!
Protesters throwing burning road flares at police at Broadway & Stark. Multiple arrests, diversionary "bang" device used.
— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 13, 2016
Portland has seen some of the worst riots since the upset results of the election on Nov. 8, with a man being shot and killed on Nov. 11 during one such protest. Now, officers have resorted to using flash grenades to control the protesters. Nineteen people in total were arrested by midnight on Nov. 12, with several more being taken into custody later. Portland detectives kept people updated on the situation via Twitter. “Protesters throwing burning road flares at police on Broadway & Stark. Multiple arrests, diversionary ‘bang’ device used,” they wrote.
And while there are still cities throughout the country where protests have remained peaceful to a certain extent, like Los Angeles, locations like Indianapolis are dealing with protesters turning on the police. The backlash has grown rampant, with those who despise the businessman turned president protesting passionately for their cause, and even threatening the police who stand in their way. And it looks like things may not be calming down any time soon, as both sides of the battle are not backing down. In fact, a member of the pro-Donald tribe was seen driving a military truck through the crowds in Indianapolis with a “Trump Pence 2016” sign. Oh, boy!
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