Protests Continue in US After Presidential Elections


Time: 1:21 p.m. CEST

For third consecutive night in the United States cities protests erupted in disagreements with Donald Trump’s election. The most disruptive protest happened in Portland, Oregon, where riot police used force to disperse those who refused to end the protest. About 4.000 protesters were on streets to say their message, “We reject the president-elect!”

Officers pushed back the protesters as the midnight approached, the Associated Press reports. Police made several arrests and used smoke or tear gas to disperse people. In the early morning hours, police arrest 26 people. No matter states voted red or blue, from New York to Chicago to California, people in large numbers marched outside. The President-elect reacted on Twitter, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now, professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

Regardless, in New York City, a large group of demonstrators protested outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue on Thursday. The protesters expressed their fears that the upcoming president will reap some of the cornerstones of the President Obama’s legacy, which includes regulations on climate change, or the Iran nuclear deal.

The most peaceful protests occurred in Los Angeles, but police made arrests, as protesters refused to disperse after police calls. For those who support Trump, “the protesters were not respecting the democratic process.”

On Thursday, Democrat Hillary Clinton lead Republican Trump in popular vote 47,7 % to 47,5 %, but Trump won the election with the votes of the Electoral College, which is a system that counts particular number of votes each of the states has.

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