Tens of thousands of Americans are planning further protests and acts of dissent against the election of Donald Trump, after a second night of action in cities across the US that followed a wave of demonstrations on Wednesday in which dozens were arrested.
Hundreds took to the streets in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Oakland, and dozens more US cities, as well as Vancouver, Canada. The protests – smaller and more muted than Wednesday’s actions – were for the most part peaceful and orderly, though there were scattered acts of civil disobedience and damage to property, according to a report by the Guardian.
Protesters threw objects at police in Portland and damaged a car dealership, the Portland police department said, declaring the demonstration a riot. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars and buildings and smashed storefront windows, local media reported. A handful of people were arrested, a witness told Reuters.
In Minneapolis, dozens of people marched on to Interstate 94, blocking traffic in both directions for at least an hour as police stood by. A smaller band of demonstrators briefly halted traffic on a busy Los Angeles highway before police cleared them off.
Baltimore police reported that about 600 people marched through the Inner Harbor area, with some blocking roadways by sitting in the street. Two people were arrested, police said. One of the largest demonstrations was in Denver, where a crowd estimated to number about 3,000 gathered on the grounds of the Colorado state capitol and marched through the city centre:
Earlier in the day, Trump was accorded a chilly but deferential welcome at the White House when he met Barack Obama for a 90-minute private meeting in the Oval