Protests in California, Oregon sparked by Trump victory

2016-11-09 14:55
Protesters burn and hang a pinata of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

Protesters burn and hang a pinata of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a protest in Mexico City. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP)

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Los Angeles – Donald Trump's presidential victory set off protests by hundreds of people on California college campuses and in Oregon.

Police say at least 500 people swarmed on the streets in and around UCLA early on Wednesday morning, some shouting anti-Trump expletives.

There were no immediate arrests.


Smaller demonstrations were held at University of California campuses and neighbourhoods in Berkeley, Irvine and Davis and at San Jose State.

In Oakland, more than 100 protesters took to downtown streets.

KNTV-TV reported that protesters burned Trump in effigy, smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom and set tyres and trash on fire.

The California Highway Patrol says a woman was struck by a car during the protest and severely injured.

In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and forced a delay for trains on two light rail lines.

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