Video: America in State of Civil Unrest over Trump Presidency



(ZHEHaving started on election night, and continuing into Wednesday, tens of thousands of mostly young Americans across major US cities protested the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US president into Wednesday night and Thursday morning, with the protests at times turning into controlled riots. Some demonstrators burned flags and smashed store windows. Dozens of arrests have been made following the rallies.

Oakland: A member of the public tries to scrub away 'Kill Trump' graffiti as demonstrators riot in California
Oakland: A member of the public tries to scrub away ‘Kill Trump’ graffiti as demonstrators riot in California

As Bloomberg put it, the “raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful,” although video evidence showed otherwise.

From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, many thousands of demonstrators carried flags and anti-Trump signs, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump’s triumph.

 In Chicago, where thousands had recently poured into the streets to celebrate the Chicago Cubs’ first World Series victory in over a century, several thousand people marched through the Loop. They gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!”

 In Manhattan, a protest drew about 1,000 people. Outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in midtown, police installed barricades to keep the demonstrators at bay.

 In Washington DC., marchers protesting Trump’s election chanted and carried signs in front of the Trump International Hotel. Media outlets broadcast video Wednesday night showing a peaceful crowd in front of the new downtown hotel. Many chanted “No racist USA, no Trump, no KKK.”

 In Philadelphia, protesters gathered near City Hall despite chilly, wet weather. Participants — who included both supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost to Clinton in the primary — expressed anger at both Republicans and Democrats over the election’s outcome.

 In Boston, thousands of anti-Trump protesters streamed through downtown, chanting “Trump’s a racist” and carrying signs that said “Impeach Trump” and “Abolish Electoral College.” Clinton appears to be on pace to win the popular vote, despite losing the electoral count that decides the presidential race.

 In Minnesota, a protest that began at the State Capitol Tuesday night with about 100 people swelled at is moved into downtown St. Paul, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. Protesters blocked downtown streets and traveled west on University Avenue where they shouted expletives about Trump in English and Spanish.

 In Des Moines, Iowa, hundreds of students walked out of area high schools at 10:30 a.m. to protest Trump’s victory, the Des Moines Register reported. The protests, which were coordinated on social media, lasted 15 to 45 minutes.

 In Dallas activists gathered by the dozens outside the city’s sports arena, the American Airlines Center.

 In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland, burned American flags and forced a delay for trains on two light-rail lines. Earlier, the protest in downtown drew several Trump supporters, who taunted the demonstrators with signs. A lone Trump supporter was chased across Pioneer Courthouse Square and hit in the back with a skateboard before others intervened.

 In Oakland, CA, several thousand chanting, sign-waving people gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza, once again smashing windows and harming public and private property like a night before.

 In San Francisco, hundreds are marching along Market Avenue, one of the city’s main avenues, to join a vigil in the Castro District, a predominantly gay neighborhood.

 In Los Angeles, protesters on the steps of City Hall burned a giant papier mache Trump head in protest, later, in the streets they whacked a Trump piñata.

 In Seattle, many held anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs and chanted slogans, including “Misogyny has to go,” and “The people united, will never be defeated.” Five people were shot and injured in an area near the protest, but police said the shootings and the demonstration were unrelated.


Courtesy of RT, we have the following assorted video footage of America’s protests:


— Aleah J-N (@ajn_dc) November 10, 2016

This article (Video: America in State of Civil Unrest over Trump Presidency) by Tyler Durden originally appeared on and was used with permission.


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  1. Politically motivated violence is terrorism. These are the tactics of Hitler’s “Brown Shirts”. This is our “Night of broken glass”. This is America’s wake up call. Democrats are the new Nazis. Smokers their Jews. Gun owners their blacks. Christians their Latinos. Rich people their Asians. Republicans their Indians which need to be exterminated. Liberal means to be permissive and tolerant. They clearly are neither and the Democratic party needs to immediately be declared a terrorist organization by the UN and dealt with as such.

  2. If I was an American citizen right now, I’d be less concerned ‘that Trump is president’ and more concerned with the state of the national climate, by which a man like Trump can even become president.

    • I’m American, and I most certainly am. Our country has been becoming increasingly unstable for the past 16 years or so, and it feels distinctly different from when I was a kid, 25 years ago. I’m terrified of how there are so many wounds festering around the country that get ignored and pushed under the rug in place of focusing on the sensational.

  3. “Donald Trump is an evil man for not accepting the outcome of this election” Regards, every Hillary supporter outside rioting, shouting “Fuck Trump” and burning the american flag due to the outcome of this election.

  4. Oh well, you will have that even sheep get rabies. To bad their brain didn’t become infected when the big bad wolf first bit. A criminal and a clown the illusion of choice. They are sitting back laughing at all the useless eaters.I voted for Enki he won. Y’all think Trump won…Ever wonder what happened to the star’s? Oh I forgot,most of the planet has it’s face in a phone or up its ass. The stars are being gathered in a big bucket and Enk is going to throw them on our heads.

  5. I am very glad Mr Trump got in, I hope he puts Hillary in Prison where she belongs, Obama did no favors for our country. When Mr. Trump finally takes the oath and is in office, I hope he is able to restore our great country as it once was. We need to come together and support our President. Trump got in there because there was more then one person wanting him in look at how many states wanted him in. The riots that are going on would be the same as if Hillary would have gotten, its just reversed. It saddens me to see the media making a mockery out of this, video taping young kids that have no idea of what there talking about, running there mouth, they the protesters really need to look at Hillary why support a person that was continued to lie threw out her campaign. it would have been Bill running the show behind closed door and probably obama on the sidelines, we would be in WW3. a lot of people need to wake up………..We have had enough of isis and all the muslims invating out country. enough is enough. I for one stand-by our newly elected President.

  6. All those mobilized protesters ought to go get Mr. Bernie Sanders, carry him over to the Supreme Court tomorrow, and put a robe on him so he will be able to go to work Monday, (the 14th), and for the rest of his life.
    Our elected deciders seem to be stumped; so I suppose we should assist them.
    We wanted to elect a better president. But when we think things through; we probably should not waste a good man such as His Honor Mr. Bernard Sanders in temporary and impotent position. Mr. Sanders is due a promotion.
    We need him from Now On.


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