Anti-Trump Protests Continue Across The US Overnight: Burn American Flags, Smash Windows

Tyler Durden's picture

Having 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.

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:


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Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Jumping and screeching like monkeys over which hung a banana.

samjam7's picture

Soros call for Action! And they follow him blindly...

Whoa Dammit's picture


Funny how all of these so called protestors that turned out last night didn't bother to show up for any Hillary rallys. I think I smell some paid for rats that are causing the protests.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I agree there is a strong likelihood there is paid organization behind this.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Obama needs declare amnesty for all undocumented Americans by executive order before Trump gets in. This is our last chance to help these poor people who are denied their basic rights by our corrupt officials!

erkme73's picture

Calling my fellow NYC ZH'ers.  My wife is flying up to NYC this morning and is staying about 6 blocks from Trump tower on the east side of of Manhattan (Bently Hotel) for a week.  She has a CCW, but obviously between the flight and being in NYC, she's traveling unarmed.   We're both a bit concerned that the continuing protests are getting worse.  Is anyone in that area?  Can you confirm if it's really getting THAT bad, or is this just typical media ratings/drama hype?

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Funny how the big concern of Accredited Mainstream Commentators® was whether Trump supporters would accept the outcome of the election or resort to lawlessness and violence. Funny just like the scripted concern over "violence" at Trump rallies, which was choreographed by Bob Creamer (a total stranger to Obama, of course) and sponsored by Soros.

Psychological projection appears to be one of the diagnostic symptoms of US citizen exceptional snowflakiness.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

If these protests continue, Obama may have to declare a state of emergency and suspend the inauguration until things calm down.

TeamDepends's picture

Nice try. You needed to do that BEFORE the election. Donald won fair and square and if you try to keep him out of the White House there will be blood.

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

He can still declare a state of emergency and stay in office. Trump is not Presidnt yet! We still don't know if the result was even legitimate because there are multiple reports of Russian hacking now surfacing!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Don't worry, MDB. Before it reaches a state of emergency, normal Americans will transform these butthurt vandals into yellow snow.

Mister Ponzi's picture

I love it. Liberals getting a taste of their own medicine. Now you see how people in Eastern Ukraine felt. Or in Serbia. Or in the Republic of Georgia. You like it?

Whoa Dammit's picture

The whole thing that is behind this is TO KEEP THE CLINTONS OUT OF JAIL.  it's a veiled threat that if Trump goes after them, there will be mass (purchased) protests.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) bamawatson Nov 10, 2016 12:02 PM

I fully expected the Hillary supporters to riot.  After all, they have proven during the campaign that they were a violent bunch.  Trump needs to bring down the law on rioters and bring it down hard after Janyary!



MagicHandPuppet's picture

Po' wittle snowflakes, gonna have to work.

They don't really want to, they just want to lurk.

Gonna vote for food stamps and free stuff 'til they die.

Finally told 'no', and now it's time to cry.

Cry, Cry, Cry, Cry, Cry, Cry, Cry!

Clara Tardis's picture

The fatass creampuffs will go home when their smartphone batteries need recharging and they need to slurp up some pepsi and doritos and return to their basement and wait for further instructions from the young turks.

FGH's picture

Same as the Nazi Brownshirts...violent thugs with a totalitarian political agenda

Kristallnacht anyone?

azusgm's picture

Under cover of the US presidential election, Indian PM Modi bans the 500- and 1,000 rupee cash notes and nobody over here seems to notice.

George Soros' snowflakes must not care about the people of India who were just robbed by their own government. Too busy with "social justice".

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Hopefully some red mist, too!  Just in time for X-mas.

Tall Tom's picture





Unfortunately there were some losers because of the Trump Victory.


Smith and Wesson stock declined dramatically.


Their best salesman ever is being retired on January 20th.


Perhaps that stock will recover as a result of these protests?


(Now one needs a background check in order to buy ammo in Calidornia? That fucking passed?!?)

J Jason Djfmam's picture

The first walls The Donald should build should be around these shithole cities.

toady's picture

That's the best part of the post-election shenanigans. Poor Obama gets stuck cleaning up all the bogus election memes. Russian hackers, racism protesters, misogyny protesters, Clinton investigations.... It just goes on and on, and Trump just gets to sit back and laugh while Obama has to deal with it.

bamawatson's picture

b hussein homobama is personally incapable of "dealing
with" any substantive event

Nekoti's picture

Where in the Constitution does it say a president can do that?

land_of_the_few's picture

Does your Mommy know you lie for money?


Diplodicus Rex's picture

MDB - I don't know how you manage to keep this up. You characterise the sentiment impeccably. You should wear the downies proudly, like a badge of honour. If they don't understand then you have made your point and proven your case perfectly.

I wish I had that writing skill and your innate level of imagination and sense of perception. I doff my cap to you. Please don't stop.

cheech_wizard's picture

Three posts in a single article on ZH. Are you feeling especially triggered today?

Trogdor's picture

Shocking, for once, I can agree with half of your statement, MDB - specifically that the Halfrican could invoke NSPD 51 and theoretically remain in office.

The thing that chaps the Libtard's ass so bad is that they rigged the SHIT out of this election and STILL lost.  Clinton had to go by the results of the election for two reasons:  1) When Trump claimed that the elections were going to be rigged, she, the MSM and the other DNC subhumans screeched like monkeys that he was a conspiracy theorist and a moron, etc, etc, etc.  She can't exactly claim the results were rigged without looking like a total hypocritical idiot to even the densest simian.  2) If the DNC had contested the results, an investigation would have show how massively the election WAS rigged, and they would been exposing one of their time-tested cheating systems - one they will use again.

I guess the Russian hackers you're talking about are about as Russian as FPSRussia on YouTube

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Personally, I'm looking forward to greasing the axles on my boat trailer with the guts of dead libtards. How's that strike ya? lol. You're days are over snowflake. 

MANvsMACHINE's picture


As long as she stays away from the general vicinity of the Trump Tower, she should be okay. She's six blocks but the hotel is near the river so she'll see none of it.

Beowulf55's picture

Don't feed the troll


You know better than that.


They just makes monkey sounds to get another banana.

Beowulf55's picture

It would be nice if these protestors actually knew what they were protesting about.


Pretty obvious they are clueless about Trump.

SWRichmond's picture


espirit's picture

Too bad Isis won't attack these soft targets.

Wouldn't support the narrative.

Kobe Beef's picture

I'll reconsider my objection to a Syrian No Fly zone if all these "actibitches" get shipped over to set it up.

TeamDepends's picture

Yeah yeah, hadn't had any coffee yet. Should never post BC...

deKevelioc's picture

TeamDepends, MillionDollarBonus is a satirist.  

bob_stl's picture

I thought liberals were supposed to be all tolerant and loving...

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) MillionDollarBonus_ Nov 10, 2016 8:59 AM

Gays are the enemy of this nation now.

They are right out in front of every protest, act of violence.

These mentally ill cretins need to be smashed.

Riga's picture

What would it be like if they all moved back to California?

Silicon Valley investors kickstart campaign urging California to BREAK AWAY from the US

GunnerySgtHartman's picture

Let 'em break away.  That'll save the US government billions of dollars.  Just as long as the ZHers in California are able to get out before it happens.

Riga's picture

Their new capital can be named New Sodom and Gomorrah?

janus's picture

no, guys, let's again be led by our more 'progressive' citizens in california.  since they are so upset with the electoral college system, let's have california be the first to split its vote according to proportional representation.  

Please show us the way, golden state.


larz's picture

Vast left wing conspiracy.      funded by Soros it's on tape 



I Have heard that California was breaking away via San Andreas fault anyway

T830's picture

I don't know if the Dems would ever be able to win an election ever again without the guaranteed 55 electoral college votes that come with that state.  20% of their votes would need to come from a new source.