Anti-Trump Protesters Swarm Downtown L.A.; Graffiti, Vandalism Reported

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Hundreds of people flooded the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday and marched between City Hall and the Staples Center, marking a third night of demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump.

The crowd halted traffic and was mostly peaceful, but some vandalized property with graffiti, hurled bottles and launched fireworks. At one point, a large boom resembling a firecracker thundered near 2nd and Spring streets.

One person defaced a Los Angeles police cruiser, prompting officers to reach for beanbag shotguns, but the clash with demonstrators was averted.

A man with a megaphone urged fellow demonstrators not to resort to vandalism.

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