Portland, Oakland Protests Against Trump Presidency Turn Violent

protests-compressedProtests in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California turned violent on Thursday as several thousand took to the streets to express unhappiness with the outcome of the presidential election.

According to reports, in Portland, an estimated 4,000 protesters shut down streets, spray painted buildings, smashed windows and electrical boxes, vandalized cars and set small fires out of their dissatisfaction with Donald Trump becoming the next president of the United States.

Police dressed in riot gear used pepper spray and rubber bullets to try to disperse the protesters, but some defied orders and threw objects at the officers.

Pete Simpson, public information officer for the Portland Police department, told the Washington Post that 29 people had been arrested.

Oregon’s electoral votes went to Hillary Clinton, with 51 percent of the vote being cast for Clinton and 41 percent for Trump.

In Oakland, California, approximately 7,000 gathered to protest the outcome of the election. Three police officers were hurt in the protests and 30 demonstrators were arrested in a night filled with the throwing of rocks, bottles, fireworks and Molotov cocktails.

NBC reports that 40 fires were set on Wednesday night and 16 businesses were vandalized in the protest. Some were arrested for assault and possession of a firearm.

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“I don’t see what … destruction of people’s property has to do with freedom of speech,” business owner Tyler Graffingna told the outlet.

Some protesters carried signs that read “Donald Trump is a rapist” and “Secede #CalExit,” and some wore masks to cover their faces. Windows and doors at city hall were smashed, and the walls were tarnished with graffiti.

“The individuals who would throw bricks at police in situations like this are acting out in ways that are inappropriate in a democratic society,” Rusty Kennedy, executive director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, told reporters. “There are many people who are upset, afraid, and angry right now, but I don’t think that warrants attacking police officers who have a simple responsibility to keep the peace.”

California’s electoral votes also went to Hillary Clinton, with 61 percent of the vote being cast for Clinton and 33 percent for Trump.

Protests had been held in other cities across the country, but most had not reported violence. In Philadelphia, protesters held signs such as “Not Our President” and “Trans Against Trump,” and in San Francisco, some demonstrators held rainbow flags, which represent the homosexual and transgender cause. In Baltimore and Minneapolis, protesters filled the streets, blocking traffic.

At Berkeley High School in California, approximately 1,500 students walked out of classes in protest.

In response to the demonstrations, Trump Tweeted on Thursday, “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

He then conversely wrote on Friday, “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”

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  • sammy13

    This rabble would cut off their own noses just to spite their faces. They care more about their own hurt feelings than they do about their communities and their country. Their vandalism is proof positive that they do not care about the rule of law, they do not care about their neighbors and have no respect for the property of others. 100 years ago property owners would have responded in kind, with guns, to protect their lives and property. They would have been fully justified to do so in the eyes of man, if not in the eyes of God. I guess they are lucky we have allow this freedom of expression, even when it goes violent. And for the cities that allow this behavior, may they rebuild out of their own coffers without any state or federal funding. If they cannot, then hopefully they will not permit this behavior in the future and they can live in the ruins of their own selfish interests.

  • Amos Moses

    2:1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
    2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
    2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
    2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

  • Josey

    They are the haters and all their signs they hold up saying, “love trumps hate” shows their hypocrisy, they are criminal when the take free speech to the level of hurting those who do not agree with them, ungodly acts and clinton and obama should come out speaking against this but they probably want it to get worse so he can call martial law. Soros busing protesters in, what an evil man he is.

  • meamsane

    Pro 24:1 Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them,
    Pro 24:2 for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble.
    Pro 18:2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
    Pro 18:3 When wickedness comes, contempt comes also, and with dishonor comes disgrace.
    Pro 16:27 A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
    Pro 16:28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
    Pro 16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.
    The ME, MYSELF, AND I crowd!!

    • Robert

      This is the result of non christian parenting and schooling. . I think there is some other passages that explain this .and deal better on how to change such out comes. Their just acting out what they beem taught. Kids that age are very emotional and their college professors and highschool teachers that are liberal can easly manipulate and chanel those emoyions into bad behavior..

      • meamsane

        No doubt! There are probably agitators there as well, who don’t care the reason for the protest, but use it to incite the violence and destruction of other people’s property. They all know it is wrong, and are accountable!

  • ComeOnPeople!

    Sometimes I wonder if all this hoopla isn’t just another paid for staged event for the media conglomerates to flow into the hearts and minds of the people . I seldom believe anything the news puts out there because so much of it is smoke and mirrors. The movies, TV and news are telling us all what to think, believe and how to view others. Only thing I have had in my home in 30+ years is this computer and I’m about tired of it also ahahaha.

    • Robert

      BEING HONEST. So many of us did Rig the election heavily in Trumps Favor we propably did not even need to Vote and many of us were so involved in this rigging thay propably did forget to vote . We rigged it by Earnest Prayer they while they gloated we prayed.

      • ComeOnPeople!

        I find his name quite amazing… Donald means a Mighty Ruler or Chief and Trump can mean the sound of a trumpet or the card played that trumps all the other hands played ahahaha . Either Yahweh is using this Trump card in answer to prayers or this is the enemies Trump card, peace peace sudden destruction . Either way we all must trust that the CREATOR has everything in HIS control and knows the end from the beginning. HE sees every card played and yes sometimes HE pulls out a trump card. Time will tell.

    • markgiambrone

      you are correct the wonder part could be proven if you call someone you know in the region . maybe these people should enlist hillary as Governor and they can all be one giant family.

  • Amos Moses

    More Liberal “Tolerance” ……..

    Mom Kicks Boy Out of House – For Voting Trump in School Election

    on the u tubie machine …… check it out ……..

  • robertzaccour

    What happened to our peaceful election process? I don’t recall anything like this in my lifetime. This is very saddening.

  • Liberals are at war with America. Liberalism is evil.

    • Amos Moses

      This is what is being planned to overthrow the results ……

      On December 19, the Electors of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose. Even in states where that is not allowed, their vote would still be counted, they would simply pay a small fine — which we can be sure Clinton supporters will be glad to pay!

      We are calling on the Electors to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?

      Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic.

      Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.

      Hillary won the popular vote. The only reason Trump “won” is because of the Electoral College.

      But the Electoral College can actually give the White House to either candidate. So why not use this most undemocratic of our institutions to ensure a democratic result?


      There is no reason Trump should be President.

      “It’s the ‘People’s Will’”

      No. She won the popular vote.

      “Our system of government under our Constitution says he wins”

      No. Our Constitution says the Electors choose.

      “Too many states prohibit ‘Faithless Electors’”

      24 states bind electors. If electors vote against their party, they usually pay a fine. And people get mad. But they can vote however they want and there is no legal means to stop them in most states.



      • Very good points.

      • Scott Davenport

        they haven’t finished counting the paper ballots, and throwing out the Fraudulent ballots that the crooked Dems cast. Thus, it’s looking more and more like Donald won the popular vote also….

        Now, any chance once this is revealed that you and all the idiot morons like you that supported a criminal piece of white trash might just go lay down in traffic??? And maybe video it for youtube??… 😉

        • Amos Moses

          now, when you say “you” …. did you mean me ……… if so then maybe you should look at the context of my other statements ………. Starky ………….

      • meamsane

        These people are so blind that they don’t even realize that they are attempting to subvert our Constitution! Nor do they perceive the corruption of their own candidate!

    • meamsane

      Liberals are at war with anything and everything that is a part of any objective reality! They all live in fantasy land!

      • CORRECT! My article points out that laughing at their foolishness must become commonly done.

  • cadcoke5

    I wonder what would happen if efforts at this same scale and energy were taken against drug dealers in the inner city. And against gangs. And to honor those who decide to conceive a child only within the bonds of marriage, and give that child an intact home with both their father and mother.

  • Just

    Jeremiah 17:5 Thus says the LORD:

    “Cursed is the man who trusts in man

    And makes flesh his strength,

    Whose heart departs from the LORD.

  • Laura

    What makes me angry is that neither Hillary or Obama are speaking out and telling these misfits to stop this. Someone asked Obama’s press secretary at a press conference if he was going to say anything to the rioters. The press secretary said that Obama feels that they have the right to their opinions! Ok they do but they are breaking the law when they riot and destroy property. This needs to stop. These entitled brats need to put on their big boy and girl panties and except the fact that the majority has spoken. When Obama won the last two elections did the right wing/Republicans/Christians riot and beat people up?! And the death threats on Mr. Trumps life need to be addressed. I will be fervently praying for my President – praying that he will make the right decisions, surrounds himself with the right people, that he continues in good health and is protected from harm.