Thousands March Through Downtown LA to Protest Trump’s Presidential Victory; 101 Freeway Shut Down

 

Thousands of people poured into the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and hundreds of them later spilled onto the 101 Freeway, shutting down traffic as they forcefully denounced President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Thousands gather in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2016 to protest the results of the presidential election. (Credit: KTLA)

Thousands gather in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 9, 2016 to protest the results of the presidential election. (Credit: KTLA)

The mostly young and diverse crowd screamed, “Not my president,” and “Respect all women.” The band of demonstrators marched through the city before heading onto the busy freeway near Alameda Street.

Up to 300 people were on the freeway, drawing a massive response by the California Highway Patrol and the Los Angeles Police Department.

Traffic backed up for miles, and authorities did not provide a timetable for when the freeway would reopen

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