Politics

Anti-Trump protesters block 10 Freeway in Boyle Heights

Police on an overpass over the 10 Freeway after anti-Trump protesters marched and blocked the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Police on an overpass over the 10 Freeway after anti-Trump protesters marched and blocked the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
NBC L.A.
Police on an overpass over the 10 Freeway after anti-Trump protesters marched and blocked the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
Police on an overpass over the 10 Freeway after anti-Trump protesters marched and blocked the freeway on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.
NBC L.A.


On Thursday, a few dozen people blocked the 10 Freeway in the Boyle Heights area in protest against President-elect Donald Trump. The protesters were eventually dispersed from the protest near Cal State L.A., according to NBC L.A.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has condemned anti-Trump demonstrators who damaged property and blocked traffic. But he says he's proud of the thousands who took to streets peacefully.

The mayor said Thursday that had he been younger, he might have hit the bricks as well and called Wednesday's peaceful demonstrations "a beautiful expression of democracy."

Garcetti said he believed the election of a Republican won't affect federal funding for Los Angeles and said he hoped Trump will set an example and repair damage from his campaign rhetoric, which was seen as virulently anti-immigrant.