Donald Trump’s Victory Sets Off Protests In San Diego
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
UPDATE: 12:40 p.m., Nov. 9, 2016
A woman was hit by a car during early Wednesday's protest near UC San Diego, California Highway Patrol told KPBS News.
CHP said the 18-year-old sustained major injuries north of Nobel Drive shortly before 2 a.m. during demonstrations that started at the university. Protesters were making their way to the shoulder of Interstate 5 southbound, authorities said.
CHP said the vehicle did stop, and the woman was admitted to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Alcohol is not believed to be involved.
CHP estimates about 150 to 200 people participated in the rally.
Donald Trump's presidential victory set off protests early Wednesday on both coasts. From Pennsylvania to California, Oregon and Washington hundreds of people hit the streets to voice their opposition to Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton.
A crowd of nearly 300 students walked the streets near the UC San Diego campus in La Jolla early Wednesday morning. One person demonstrating near an onoramp to Interstate 5 was struck by a car just after 1:30 a.m. The injured protestor was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital, according to the CHP.
Numerous videos showing students shouting "Not My President" and "(expletive) Donald Trump" were posted to social media websites using various hashtags including "notmypresident," "UCSDprotest" and "calexit."
Police said at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting anti-Trump expletives and others chanting "Not my president!" There were no immediate arrests.
Smaller demonstrators were held at University of California campuses and neighborhoods in Berkeley, Irvine and Davis and at San Jose State.
In Oakland, more than 100 protesters took to downtown streets. KNTV-TV reported that protesters burned Trump in effigy, smashed windows of the Oakland Tribune newsroom and set tires and trash on fire.
In Oregon, dozens of people blocked traffic in downtown Portland and forced a delay for trains on two light rail lines. Media reports say the crowd grew to about 300 people, including some who sat in the middle of the road to block traffic. The crowd of anti-Trump protesters burned American flags and chanted "That's not my president."
In Seattle, a group of about 100 protesters gathered in the Capital Hill neighborhood, blocked roads and set a trash bin on fire. In Pennsylvania, hundreds of University of Pittsburgh students marched through the streets, with some in the crowd calling for unity. The student-run campus newspaper, the Pitt News, tweeted about an event later Wednesday titled "Emergency Meeting: Let's Unite to Stop President Trump."
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