Protester Shot in Portland as Anti-Trump Marches Continue in More Than 17 States for a Third Night
On Friday, protests were scheduled in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Greensboro, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Omaha, Orlando and Washington D.C among others.
Once again, one of the largest crowds in the nation congregated outside Trump Tower in New York City. On Wednesday evening, thousands gathered near Trump Tower while the president-elect was meeting with aides. And on Thursday night, there were protests in front of Trump’s Manhattan home.
In Portland, protestors vandalized 19 cars at a dealership, according to local reports. One protester was also shot, according to police.
“In the early morning hours of Saturday November 12, 2016, a man was injured in a shooting on the Morrison Bridge during a protest march,” the Portland Police said in a statement. At the time the gunman fled. In an amended statement, police said that they had detained four people “believed to be criminal gang associates” in connection with the shooting. The police are still investigating the incident but added that the man who was shot is expected to survive his injuries after being treated at a Portland hospital.
And in Miami, hundreds marched up to I-395 and shut down traffic on the highway, according to the Miami Police Department.
States including Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont also held consecutive nights of protests.
In addition to the anti-Trump protests, there have been reports of racially charged incidents in schools and communities across the country.
Trump addressed the nationwide reactions in a series of tweets on Thursday, writing in the first, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”
Meanwhile, the Ku Klux Klan recently announced that it plans to hold a victory rally on Dec. 3 in North Carolina to celebrate Trump’s win.