Americans protesting Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election have continued to cause disturbances on the streets.
Thousands gathered in cities across America including New York, Dallas and San Francisco to voice opposition to Trump’s election.
In Portland, Oregon, police publicly declared a “riot” due to “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior” and called the protest “unlawful” in tweets on the police department’s Twitter page.
“After several orders to disperse, police have used less lethal munitions to effect arrests and move the crowd,” another tweet added.
Police tweeted that projectiles had been thrown at officers, and cars had been damaged.
In Los Angeles crowds halted traffic and were mostly peaceful, but some vandalized property with graffiti, hurled bottles and launched fireworks.
A number of arrests were made sometime after 1 a.m., mostly for vandalism or disobedience of a lawful order, according to Sgt. Jack Richter, an LAPD spokesman.
Richter said officers have noticed a “significant amount” of graffiti on downtown buildings and will have “zero tolerance” for anyone who remained in the downtown area after officers gave dispersal orders to various crowds of protesters.
In Oakland, about 100 protesters poured onto the eastbound lanes of the Interstate 580 at 9:30 p.m. and blocked traffic, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Marc Johnston.
In Colorado, anti-Trump protesters managed to shut down Interstate 25 near downtown Denver
Donald Trump said on Twitter “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”