Protests against Donald Trump continue into the night in downtown LA

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A smaller crowd of about 200 people marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday night, only hours after more than 8,000 made their voices heard in the same area. (KABC)

A smaller crowd of about 200 people marched through downtown Los Angeles Saturday night, only hours after more than 8,000 made their voices heard in the same area.

The group of young protesters raised their voices as they marched through downtown. It was another night of demonstrations as people showed their discontent with President-elect Donald Trump.

"I want peace. I have family. I have little kids. I want them to have a good future, and Trump - I don't know about him," protester Ivan Marquez said.

Police followed the group as they made their way through traffic, delaying drivers for a short time.

A small group of protesters march through the streets of downtown Los Angeles during the evening hours of Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.


At least two people were detained: one person on suspicion of spray painting a police cruiser and another for trying to attack a police officer with his bicycle.

AIR7 HD showed a few police cars that were spray painted on the side with expletives and markings.

As it got closer to midnight, Los Angeles police moved the smaller group of protesters from the streets onto the sidewalk and said they would detain anyone who was under 18 and out past curfew.

The night protest follows a massive one that started around 10 a.m. at MacArthur Park. People traveled several blocks to the Edward Roybal Federal Building and around the area.

There was also a rally near the building. Many demonstrators carried signs emphasizing Trump is not their president. Others displayed phrases such as "Love Trumps Hate."

The outcome of the election has prompted people to protest in the streets for the first time in their lives, including a man from the Conejo Valley.

"If middle class and poor America thinks he's going to protect them - they are delusional. He is sick," he said.


Protesters said they are concerned about Trump's potential cabinet picks and the direction his administration will take over the next four years.

But many said that they will continue to make their voices heard to make sure those fears do not become a reality.
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