In many different West Coast cities there have been riots breaking out to protest against Donald Trump winning the election. There were students from the University of California Los Angeles rioting in the streets around Westwood shouting: “Not my President!”
Tanner Walters and Ryan Leou from the Daily Bruin had this to say:
A large student protest erupted on campus after Donald Trump was elected president early Wednesday morning.
Hundreds of students marched down Bruin Walk from the Hill and campus before heading to Westwood Village. At least 1,000 more students joined by the time the crowd reached Westwood Boulevard.
Protesters chanted “Fuck Donald Trump,” “Fuck the wall” and “Not my president.”
Students began tearing apart and burning a Donald Trump pinata, and some students tried to flip over a car. The students stopped after noticing a man inside the car. Other students played guitar and held a Mexican flag.
It was ion Wilshire Boulevard that certain students blocked traffic.
The Los Angeles Times has been reporting that there were further riots in Oakland and San Francisco, as well as other major Californian campuses.
Demonstrations were also reported in downtown Los Angeles, at UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine.
A throng marching in Oakland chanted, “Who’s got the power? We got the power.”
Protests in the Bay Area city centered downtown and also saw a march along Highway 24, where a woman was struck by an SUV. She was rushed to the hospital with “major injuries,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. Matt Langford told the San Francisco Chronicle.
Small fires in Oakland also prompted the closure of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station
The Capitol Hill area in Seattle saw approximately 100 protesters grouped together before the demonstration turned violent: “They set fires, blocked traffic and threw bottles.”