L.A. Crowds Chant 'Not My President' And Burn Trump Piñata
Some Blue State Californians responded to the news of a Donald Trump presidency with despair, and some worked out their frustrations by chanting in the streets. Protests broke out locally last night around various college campuses and in downtown Los Angeles.
An estimated 1,500 to 3,000 UCLA students took to the streets and dorm hallways, ABC 7 reports. Video depicts students chanting, "F__k Donald Trump!" as they march. The protesters dispersed at about 4 a.m., with no serious incidents reported. There was, however, a Trump piñata that was set ablaze.
In Irvine, the crowds were smaller, and some were seen waving Mexican flags. Additional protests took place at UC Santa Barbara and down at UC San Diego in La Jolla, according to the L.A. Times. In downtown Los Angeles, people gathered around City Hall and Pershing Square, chanting, "Not my president!" There were no arrests or major incidents reported.
Of course, not everyone was dismal. There was apparently a crowd of about 30 Trump supporters who celebrated in Hollywood near the president-elect's star, which had been smashed last month by a man with a pickaxe.
It appears there will be another anti-Trump protest today at 7 p.m. at Pershing Square organized by the Answer Coalition. Details can be found on Facebook here.