Anti-Trump protests continue in Baltimore, DC


BALTIMORE (AP) — Protesters in Baltimore and D.C. came out in droves Thursday night to continue rallying against the election of Donald Trump as president.

Hundreds of protesters displeased with the election’s outcome have marched through Baltimore to the stadium where the Ravens were hosting the Cleveland Browns for Thursday Night Football. Protesters marched downtown to the Inner Harbor and then to the M&T Bank Stadium.

The protest brought traffic to a standstill, but was otherwise peaceful.

The Baltimore Police Department says in a statement that the protest attracted a crowd of roughly 600 people. The statement says two people were detained by police, but no one has been charged.

Police tweeted the end of the protest in Baltimore around 10:30 p.m.

In D.C.’s second night of protests, people gathered and chanted in front of the White House and the Trump International Hotel, and marched through various areas downtown.

Protesters had already gathered in front of the White House during the day as the president-elect met with President Barack Obama for the first time.

Trump took to Twitter later, writing: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!”

Anti-Trump demonstrations went into their second night in many cities across the country, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Dallas.

WTOP’s Teta Alim contributed to this report.

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