Anti-Trump riots in Portland

Anti-Trump riots in Portland

Kerry Wise
November 13, 2016

People in Maine's largest city are continuing to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

The suspect was in a vehicle early Saturday morning when a confrontation started with someone in the protest march.

The victim was treated at the scene before being taken by ambulance to a Portland hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, who is still at large, got out of his vehicle on the bridge, confronted the protester and shot him, Reuters reported.

Protesters also took to the streets and blocked traffic in several other cities across the country, including Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta, and Miami, to name a few.

Sixty-five-year-old Leslie Holmes of Wilton, Connecticut says it's her first protest since the 1970s, when she hit the streets of San Francisco to oppose the Vietnam War.

Anti-Donald Trump protesters march in the street on Fifth Avenue, November 11, 2016 in New York City. The largely peaceful demonstrations were overshadowed by sporadic episodes of vandalism, violence and street-blocking.

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Authorities said they are unsure if it was politically motivated.

Police in Portland, Oregon, say they are investigating a shooting on a bridge where people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were marching.

Two people were arrested on attempted murder charges. "So I'm here for them", she said, according to the Associated Press.

Portland police used pepper spray and rubber bullets in addition to a handful of arrests to quell demonstrations in that city. They disrupted traffic, but no other major issues were reported.

Protests are expected to take place in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other areas on Saturday. In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 100 people took part Friday in what organizers billed as a rally to promote post-election healing, although some carried anti-Trump signs and chanted "love trumps hate". We will all come together and be proud!

"Regardless of the fact that Trump was elected, we're not going to compromise a single advancement we have made", Rosenstreich, a Democrat, told the crowd. His auto was among hundreds stopped when protesters blocked Interstate 395.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus acknowledged on Friday the tight race with Mrs Clinton, but said anti-Trump protesters had to accept the election results. "There is no way around that, and the sooner people grasp that, the better off we will be", he said.