OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Less than a day after protesters angry over the election of Donald Trump marched through the streets of Oakland lighting garbage fires on Broadway, large protests and marches blocked a number of streets in Oakland and San Francisco Wednesday.

Oakland Police estimated there were some 7,000 demonstrators marching through streets as of 7:00 p.m.

In San Francisco, another march was taking place early Wednesday evening as a huge crowd of thousands of protesters wound its way down Market Street with a police escort to a vigil in the Castro District.

Around 8:30 p.m., demonstrators marched to San Francisco’s Mission District — a neighborhood with a large Hispanic population. Shortly before 9 p.m., they arrived at San Francisco City Hall.

The Occupy Oakland Twitter account made multiple posts regarding two planned protests with one meeting at 14th Street and Broadway at 5 p.m. with a second meeting at Bancroft and Telegraph an hour later.

The two protests planned to march, converging at the federal building in Oakland after listening to speakers near City Hall in Oakland prior to the march.

Wednesday morning, Oakland police were assessing damage at several businesses after about 250 protesters marched through downtown in a protest over the election of the Republican candidate as U.S. president.

At about 11:45 p.m., a group of demonstrators gathered at 14th Street and Broadway and marched downtown. At about 12:20 a.m., the group walked onto eastbound state Highway 24 between Telegraph and Claremont avenues. One protester was seriously injured after being struck by a passing car.

The planned protests come after walkouts at a number of East Bay high schools that led to thousands of students marching to protest the results of the election.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued a statement Wednesday afternoon expressing understanding about the angry reaction to the election.

“As the Mayor of one of America’s most diverse and progressive cities, I understand the shock and dismay so many feel about a Trump presidency,” Schaaf said in the statement. “I assure all Oaklanders that our government will continue to protect ALL its residents and we will continue to defend our progressive values.”

The statement pleaded for protesters to focus their energy on more positive outlets.

“I ask Oaklanders to not just get mad, get involved,” the statement read. “Donate and work with organizations fighting bigotry and promoting inclusion, choice, environmental justice, income equality and immigrant rights.”

The statement closed by saying, “Oakland chooses community, not chaos, in where we go from here.”

The planned protests have led to the cancellation of a scheduled Oakland Unified School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday night because of safety concerns.

The meeting was scheduled for 4 p.m. in Oakland City Hall near where the Oakland protesters are set to gather.

A scheduled 5 p.m. meeting of the board of directors of the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District was postponed until Nov. 16.

Comments (11)
  1. Da Gu says:

    stupid losers go to hell. ive been in the bay area for over 20 years stop messing up traffic and ruining everyones commute because your butthurt about trump winning. nothing going to change just like nothing changed when obama was president stop crying and shut up let people live their life

    1. Ted Adair says:

      Yes, they are pretending to be “scared” or “offended” but they are just trying to force everyone else to do their will.

  2. Ted Adair says:

    Before Trump won the left and minorities played the victim and now they say, “I told you so, he is a bad bad person and he is persecuting us.”
    It is all asymmetric warfare. They may be 13%, 2%, 1/2 of 1 percent but they want to force everyone else to do their bidding.
    How about this? Just get along with the rest of us. Let us all agree to follow the law and have free speech and all of our other rights.

  3. Dave Coull says:



    Donald Trump lost the American presidential election, in the sense that Clinton got more votes than he did. Trump would have lost really, really badly against Bernie Sanders, but he even managed to lose against Clinton.

    In fact, not only did Trump get fewer votes than Clinton, he got the lowest number of votes of any Republican candidate in 16 years. Even losers John McCain and Mitt Romney got more votes than Trump. But thanks to a corrupt voting system, Trump the loser of losers gets to be president anyway.

    Having (falsely) claimed to be battling a corrupt and undemocratic political system, for the next four years, every time Trump opens his mouth, foreign governments, and people throughout the entire world, will know that he is speaking for that corrupt and undemocratic system, NOT for the majority of Americans.

    (By the way, I have sent this same message, calling him a loser, to Donald J. Trump in person.)

    1. The founding fathers came up with the electorial college to prevent the majority of the populous from intimidating the minority. Trump won this election fare and square and is our Presdident. The real loser is people like you, liberal progressive dead beats who complain when things don’t go their way.

  4. Jim Barrow says:

    Suck it up, snowflakes. Donald Trump is president for at least the next four years, whether you like it or not. LOL!

  5. You never saw a single White or Republican Rioter or Protestor when Obama was elected and re-elected! Says a lot about these un-American people!