A series of anti-Trump protests erupted across America following Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, including Manhattan (Columbus Circle and Union Square), and more recently in Portland, OR. On Thursday night (Nov. 10), the Portland Police department was live at the march, which quickly took a turn for the worst.
During the protest, the Portland Police provided updates on the scene via Twitter, tweeting that the event was an "unlawful protest," and frequently advising the crowds to leave. "Police advising crowd to disperse. This is an unlawful assembly. Objects being thrown at police," one tweet read. As the crowd grew angrier, police "used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd" and deemed the protest a "riot" after 29 people were taken into custody.
Due to extensive criminal and dangerous behavior, protest is now considered a riot. Crowd has been advised.
- Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) November 11, 2016
The New York protests held on Wednesday night (Nov. 9) spread throughout the city as crowds of people protested outside of the Trump Towers on 5th Ave in NYC, including Lady Gaga, who posted a photo of her holding up a sign that read "Love trumps hate" outside of the new president-elect's building. "He divided us so carelessly," she wrote in the post. "Let's take care now of each other."
----❤️I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness #LoveTrumpsHate He divided us so carelessly. Let's take care now of each other.
A photo posted by #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:57am PST