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USA: Thousands of anti-Trump protesters try to shut down Portland

11 10.11.2016 Инфо

Several thousand protesters gathered in central Portland, Wednesday, to demonstrate against Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election. The protesters walked onto interstates 5 and 84 in an attempt to shut down access to the city, while also marching along roads in the city and reportedly shutting down the Moda Center. Security forces also blocked off access routes into Portland.
After Trump's win was announced early on Wednesday, there have been multiple large demonstrations against the president-elect in several large US cities, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Seattle.
Trump declared victory in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton called him to concede defeat following a bitterly fought election battle. Trump beat Clinton in a surprise landslide victory, garnering 278 of the Electoral College votes, while the Democratic candidate received 218.