VIDEO: 3 Officers Injured in Oakland Anti-Trump Riot
Three Oakland police officers were injured during anti-Trump rioting in Oakland, CA, Wednesday night.
Police deployed tear gas several times throughout the night to keep members of the crowd from throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks, M-80s and Molotov cocktails at officers.
Police arrested 30 and cited 11 others for offenses including assault on an officer, vandalism, unlawful assembly, failure to disperse, and firearm possession on the second night of violent protests since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, CBS San Francisco reports.
Anti-Trump protests and violent street demonstrations also occurred in Chicago; New York; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Charlotte; Boston; Washington, D.C.; Portland, OR; St. Paul, MN; and several other cities, USA Today reports.
In Los Angeles, protesters poured into the streets near City Hall and torched a giant Trump effigy, the Los Angeles Times reported. Later in the night, hundreds marched onto the busy 101 Freeway which brought the highway to a complete standstill. The California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department —who urged protesters to remain lawful and peaceful — responded and were seen leading demonstrators away from the busy highway. At least 13 people were later arrested, LAPD Officer Tony Im told the Los Angeles Times.
In New York, thousands of demonstrators blocked off streets around Trump Tower near the busy intersection of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, chanting "hey hey, ho ho, Donald Trump has got to go" and "p---y grabs back," a reference to taped conversations of Trump making lewd commentary about women. One woman protester was topless while another climbed on top of a tree to see the activity. Taxis, city buses and passenger vehicles stood at a standstill.
In Boston, thousands of anti-Donald Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting "Trump's a racist" and carrying signs that said "Impeach Trump" and "Abolish Electoral College."