Thousands take to streets of Oakland in protest of election results

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Demonstrators are marching in Oakland this evening for a second night of protests against the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. (KGO-TV)

Demonstrators are marching in Oakland this evening for a second night of protests against the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.

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Around 5 p.m. today hundreds of protesters had gathered at 14th Street and Broadway chanting "not our president."

Members of the crowd carried signs saying "Pussy grabs back," "Donald Trump is a rapist" and "Secede #CalExit."

By 6 p.m. the crowd had grown to an estimated 400 to 500 people, and some reports estimated the number of protesters as high as 2,000.

This afternoon Oakland police were still assessing vandalism on several businesses after about 250 protesters marched through downtown in a demonstration that started late Tuesday night and carried on into this morning.

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One protester was cited and small number of protesters were arrested on suspicion of vandalism and disobedience.

As the protesters walked into traffic on Highway 24, a woman suffered major injuries when she was struck by a vehicle, California Highway Patrol officers said.
The driver pulled over, but the protesters attacked her car and broke out a back window, according to the CHP.

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A number of fires were set on Telegraph Avenue and Broadway, and firefighters were called in to extinguish them. The protest had largely died down by 3 a.m., however.

Another Trump protest began at 5 p.m. today in San Francisco at Powell and Market streets, and has led to delays on the F-Market MUNI line as it moves toward the Castro.

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Vandalism has been reported in Oakland this evening as some 7,000 protesters demonstrate against the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States for the second consecutive night in the Bay Area.

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