Anti-Trump protesters take to the streets in many cities

Dec 13, 2016 | Archives, Politically, Socially

Hundreds of people protesting the election of Donald Trump took to the streets in cities across the country for a third straight night on Friday, as police bolstered their forces in the wake of rioting in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles.

More than 225 people have been arrested across various cities — at least 185 in Los Angeles alone, the Associated Press reported — amid demonstrations that have included highway blockades, angry chants of “not my president” and a rampage through Portland.

Police in New York on Friday erected barricades and placed sand-filled trucks in front of Trump Tower. Protesters illuminated by the flashing red and blue of police car lights chanted, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Donald Trump has got to go.”

President Obama, President-elect Trump, and political leaders on both sides of the aisle appealed for unity, even as protests veered into violence

The sense of potential crisis in protests across the nation was reinforced by clashes that included the vicious beating, caught on video, of a 49-year-old man, David Wilcox, being viciously beaten by a group of young men and women in Chicago. The attackers screamed phrases such as “You voted Trump” and “Don’t vote Trump.”

What’s happening to America?” Wilcox asked in a recorded interview with the Chicago Tribune…

[Full Article – 11/12/16]

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