MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - As part of a protest against the election of Donald Trump, hundreds of protesters shut down I-94 for about two hours. Thursday evening, several activist groups came together across the river in Minneapolis, outside the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
After meeting at the Humphrey School, protesters marched southbound along Cedar Ave S and then went eastbound on Franklin Ave to Riverside Avenue, where they entered the freeway and started blocking off I-94. Police blocked traffic on I-94 from Hiawatha Ave to Highway 280. I-94 reopened in both directions around 9:30 p.m.
There were no arrests by Minneapolis police. Officials say there weren't any injuries. So far, there are no known reports of vandalism in connection to the protest.
This was the second consecutive night of anti-Trump protests in the Twin Cities. On Wednesday night, a group of about 300 people gathered at the State Capitol and St. Paul, then marched through the streets chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho! Donald Trump has got to go!” and “Love trumps hate!”
The protesters are off the freeway. MPD is working to determine if they have all left the area.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 11, 2016
The group is continuing to leave and the group on the freeway is estimated at less than 100.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 11, 2016
A portion of the protest group that is on the freeway has started to exit to Cedar AV.— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) November 11, 2016
The protest of Trump’s future presidency was organized on social media and endorsed by the following groups: MN Native Lives Matter, 15 Now Minnesota, Twin Cities Socialist Action, Movement4Bernie Minnesota, Black Lives Matter St. Paul, Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, Minnesotans Against Islamophobia, International Socialist Organization of the Twin Cities, and the International Marxist Tendency-Minneapolis.
Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump at the Minnesota polls, with 47 percent of the vote to Trump’s 45 percent. CHART - How each Minnesota county voted for president
Trump protests in other cities
SAN FRANCISCO: Students from multiple school in the San Francisco Bay Area walked out of class Thursday to march in protest of the election of Donald Trump. At this point, it appears the student protests have been peaceful.
CHICAGO: Thousands of people marched and protested through downtown Chicago on Wednesday night, voicing their disdain with Tuesday’s election of Donald Trump to be the 45th president. The protest began shortly before 5 p.m. outside the Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash.
LOS ANGELES: Protesters angry over Donald Trump's election as president marched in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday and shut down portions of the Hollywood (101) Freeway while in Orange County, police broke up a demonstration that included hurling objects at officers.