One Person Shot at Anti-Trump Rally in Oregon

Halle Ballard, 23, wears this headgear as she joins demonstrators protesting in response to the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States in Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 2016.
Halle Ballard, 23, wears this headgear as she joins demonstrators protesting in response to the election of Republican Donald Trump as president of the United States in Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 2016.

WASHINGTON — Protests against Donald Trump’s presidential election turned violent in the Pacific Coast city of Portland, Oregon early Saturday amid fears a Trump presidency will erode Americans’ civil rights. Demonstration organizers say more rallies are planned in the coming days in several cities across the United States.

Hundreds of protesters marched Friday through the streets of Portand, disrupting traffic and spray painting graffiti.

Portland police used tear gas and flash-bang grenades on protesters in response to demonstrators throwing burning projectiles at officers. Authorities said vandalism and assault had taken place during the rally, which organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.

One demonstrator was shot in the leg early Saturday, according to witnesses. It was not immediately clear who shot the protester. No immediate details about the injured person have been released.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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