Crime & Justice

More arrests, officer injured in LA on 3rd night of anti-Trump protests

Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
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Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
Police and protesters face off on a freeway in downtown Los Angeles, California after midnight early on November 10, 2016 as protesters angry over Donald J. Trump's election as the next US president marched in downtown Los Angeles through the evening and shut down portions of the Hollywood (101) Freeway. Thousands of protesters rallied across the United States expressing shock and anger over Donald Trump's election, vowing to oppose divisive views they say helped the Republican billionaire win the presidency. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
A protester (foreground) confronts police as demonstrators shut down the 101 Freeway, a major thoroughfare in the city, following a rally to protest a day after President-elect Donald Trump's election victory in Los Angeles, California, late on November 9, 2016.
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Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
Police arrest a demonstrator after people shut down the 101 Freeway, a major thoroughfare in the city, following a rally to protest a day after President-elect Donald Trump's election victory in Los Angeles, California, late on November 9, 2016.
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Police say about 185 people were arrested in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump.
A protester (L) confronts police as demonstrators shut down the 101 Freeway, a major thoroughfare in the city, following a rally to protest a day after President-elect Donald Trump's election victory in Los Angeles, California, late on November 9, 2016.
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About 185 people were arrested and one officer injured in Los Angeles during a third night of protests over the presidential election of Donald Trump, police said.

The protests were peaceful for most of the afternoon and evening, Los Angeles police Sgt. Barry Montgomery told KPCC.

"At some point during the evening, things went awry. We had some folks out there doing vandalism and blocking roadways and all of those are things we just can't tolerate," Montgomery said.

Around midnight, a group refused to leave the area around Olympic Boulevard and Olive Street, and about 35 people were arrested. Another 150 people were arrested about an hour later near Cesar Chavez and Grand Avenue.

One officer was injured and treated at a hospital before being released.

Most of the adults were charged with blocking the roadway and failure to disperse, while minors were charged with curfew violations.

NBC4 reports the crowd was substantially smaller than the one that blocked the 101 Freeway on Wednesday night. California Highway Patrol officers were able this time to prevent the protesters from accessing the freeway.

Mayor Eric Garcetti was critical Wednesday of any attempts to block the freeway or destroy property, but he said he was proud of those who protested peacefully.

Frustration over the outcome of the election has continued to boil over in cities across the country, with protesters declaring that Trump is “not my president.”

In Portland, police declared the demonstrations a riot as protesters began to break windows, throw objects at police and light firecrackers, at one point lighting a dumpster on fire, NPR reports.

Police attributed the rowdiness and destruction to a subset of anarchists in the crowd.

Protests also continued in New York, Oakland and Chicago, according to NPR.

As the Associated Press reports, Trump took to Twitter to respond:

The persisting protests led Trump himself to fire back, tweeting: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"

His supporters also took to social media to accuse protesters of sour grapes and refusing to respect the democratic process, though there were no significant counterprotests.

Later, Trump sent a tweet expressing appreciation for protesters' passion for the country.

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This story has been updated.