Srinagar: Police hurled tear gas and flash-bang grenades in response to protests in different parts of the US, as people around the country once again took to the streets denouncing Donald Trump’s presidential election victory, media reports said.
Portland police said Friday night on Twitter that the tear gas was used in response to “burning projectiles” thrown at officers. Hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti, the reports added.
Earlier, the media reported, the protests against president-elect Donald Trump were peaceful, however the protesters have resorted to “violence and the authorities are trying to calm them”, reports said.
Media reported that spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place in many parts of the US since Wednesday.
Hundreds joined a Friday afternoon “love rally” in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, the reports said.
“I don’t want to live in a country where my friends aren’t included, and my friends are fearful, and my children are going to grow up in a world that’s frightening, and my granddaughters can look forward to being excluded from jobs and politics and fulfilling their potential, so I’m here for them,” a protestor was quoted by a news agency.