Massive Trump protest shuts down freeway in downtown Los Angeles


LOS ANGELES,   (Xinhua) — Thousands of people poured into the streets of Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday night after Donald Trump was declared the 45th president of the United States, shutting down freeways in the downtown area.

The rally began at about 7 p.m.(0300 GMT) outside Los Angeles City Hall and drew an ethnically diverse crowd of more than 5,000, local media reported.

Up to 300 people had marched onto the northbound 101 Freeway near Alameda Street, bringing the busy highway to a standstill.

Videos from the scene showed protesters having shut down the Hollywood (101) Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.

Two protests in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday over Trump’s election as president drew thousands of people, many of whom were young adults, with a large portion appearing to be students.

Around noon, more than 300 teenagers and young adults rallied outside Los Angeles City Hall to protest Trump’s election victory.

Some property was defaced, including a fence scrawled with graffiti insulting Trump. Some demonstrators chanted “Not my president,” and at least one had a sign that stated: “Trump Equals Death”, according to City News Service.