Anti-Trump Protests in Portland: Police Make Arrests, Speak of "Riot"

Associated Press, THR Staff
The Hollywood Reporter

Police in Portland, Oregon have detained several people as anti-Donald Trump protests turned violent, with demonstrators breaking windows of businesses and starting a dumpster fire downtown.

Police termed Thursday's night's protest a riot and told people who had not returned to the designated square where the protest took place that they would be under arrest.

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About 4,000 protesters were in the streets with chants like "we reject the president-elect."

Meanwhile in Colorado, anti-Trump protesters managed to shut down Interstate 25 near downtown Denver briefly Thursday night.

A crowd of several hundred had been marching through downtown Denver earlier in the evening waving anti-Trump signs before taking to the freeway.

The protests followed similar gatherings on Wednesday night, including at UCLA.

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