OAKLAND, Calif. -- Anti-Trump protesters have walked into Interstate 580 in Oakland and shut down both lanes just east of the Highway 24 interchange.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered in downtown Oakland this evening for a third night of demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump to be President if the United States.
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An estimated 7,000 people protested on Wednesday night. Demonstrators grew violent as the evening wore on, with police using tear gas and flash bang grenades and protesters throwing rocks, bottles and fireworks.
Cat Brooks of the Anti Police Terror Project addressed the crowd, saying that it was the police who incited the violence.
Police said they used tear gas only after provoked.
"This is censorship at the hands of Libby Schaaf and OPD," Brooks said, but called for discipline on tonight's march.
"We do not accept or acknowledge the fascist regime of Donald Trump or Libby Schaaf nor do we recognize the authority of her gestapo, otherwise known as OPD."
In Oakland, anti-Trump protesters shut down I-580