OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police declared an unlawful assembly Thursday night as hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Oakland for a third night of demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

Trump Protest March in Oakland

Marchers protest the election of Donald Trump in downtown Oakland. (CBS)

Around 9:30 p.m. police said protesters had moved onto Interstate 580 near Telegraph Avenue.

Then around 9:45 p.m. the California Highway Patrol said eastbound Highway 580 had been blocked by a group of roughly 100 people east of the I-980 interchange.

Two people were arrested on the highway after they broke through a fence, according to the CHP. Police said that tear gas was also deployed on Thursday.

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.”

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Comments (10)
  1. I’m not a big fan of Trump either. But these rioters need to grow up and get over themselves. Trump is our new president whether they like it or not.

  2. Absolutely hilarious how these crybaby protesters are so totally clueless about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Most Presidential Elections it’s a DEM vs a DEM pretending to be an R. This time around there was quite the contrast between choices. We are fortunate Hillary didn’t win, even with her rampant, blatant voter fraud.

  3. Thomas Radek says:


  4. Scott Vega says:

    Look at all the hate from the left.

  5. Typical Oakland garbage…these animals would be easily swept aside if Oakland P.D. had the riot-control armored trucks that police in Europe use. They have water cannon, tear gas sprayers, pepper/mace fog dispensers, the works! That’s how you treat BLM vermin!
    The only way to beat some sense into a Liberal-Left fool.