1 person injured amid anti-Trump protests

2016-11-12 20:24
(Evan Vucci, AP)

(Evan Vucci, AP)

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Portland - As protests of President-elect Donald Trump entered another day, police in Portland, Oregon, say one person has been shot by a man who had gotten into a confrontation with a protester.

Portland police said the person who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said they were looking for the shooter, who apparently fled in his vehicle after the attack early on Saturday on a Willamette River bridge.

The shooting followed rowdy Friday night protests, when police used tear gas in response to "burning projectiles" thrown at officers, police said. Hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti.

Authorities reported instances of vandalism and assault during a rally that organisers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.

In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday.

Hundreds joined a Friday afternoon "love rally" in Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

Evening marches disrupted traffic in Miami and Atlanta.

Civil rights songs

More than a thousand protesters took to the streets across California after night fell including downtown Los Angeles, where over 200 were arrested a night earlier. In Bakersfield, where Trump is far more popular than in most of the state, some held signs reading "Anti-Trump, Pro-USA."

Small protests were also held in Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Missouri, Olympia, Washington and Iowa City.

More than 200 people, carrying signs gathered on the steps of the Washington state Capitol. The group chanted "not my president" and "no Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA."

In Tennessee, Vanderbilt University students sang civil rights songs and marched through campus across a Nashville street, temporarily blocking traffic.

In Chicago, multiple groups planned protests through Saturday.

Demonstrations also were planned in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other areas on Saturday.

Previous demonstrations drew thousands of people in New York and other large urban centres.  The largely peaceful demonstrations were overshadowed by sporadic episodes of vandalism and violence.




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