Protests Erupt Following Donald Trump's Presidential Projection

TheJonBrowne/Twitter(NEW YORK) – Protests erupted across California early this morning after Donald Trump was projected to be the next president of the United States.

Although there were protests elsewhere in the country — including Washington, D.C. — due to the late hour at which the projection was made, the West Coast appeared to have the most activity.

In Oakland — where police said between 60 and 70 protesters gathered in the city’s downtown — a female protester who was blocking traffic suffered major injuries after being hit by a car on Highway 24, California Highway Patrol spokesman Sean Wilkenfied confirmed to ABC News.

Protesters — who were met by police officers carrying long batons and wearing riot gear, helmets, gas masks — set small fires on the street, as well.

Four engine companies from the Oakland Fire Department responded to extinguish the fires, a battalion chief told KGO-TV in San Francisco.


According to KGO-TV, “a small number of arrests for disobedience and vandalism” were made, according to police.

Down in southern California, dozens of students at UCLA took to the campus and nearby streets chanting “f*** Donald Trump,” among other disparaging comments, according to KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Officials said between 1,500 and 3,000 students marched through the campus.

Below, video from UCLA of a protest:


At the University of California, Santa Barbara, students marched through campus chanting, “No more, Trump! No more, Trump!”

Below, a video posted by a student protester:


Below, a protest at San Jose State University:



Protest at University of California, Berekely, below:



At the University of California, Irvine, demonstrations also took place on campus, with students gathering at a university shopping center and then travelling across the campus.