Anti-Trump protesters shut down freeway in Los Angeles

Protesters in Los Angeles against President-elect Trump
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Late in a night of protests against Donald Trump's election in cities across the U.S., hundreds of mostly young demonstrators flooded the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles, blocking the major thoroughfare for several miles. The LAPD and California Highway Patrol reacted in force after the protesters marched onto the freeway at about 10 p.m., with some law enforcement officers wearing riot gear, and they cleared the highway by about 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning. At least 13 people were arrested, the LAPD tells the Los Angeles Times, and the Highway Patrol said the 101 Freeway wouldn't open until 3 or 4 a.m. local time.

Some 200 protesters also briefly blocked the northbound lane of the 110 Freeway. Earlier in the night, protesters had burned a Trump piñata outside City Hall. Mostly the protesters were reacting against Trump's perceived misogyny and racism. You can watch some raw footage from some of the nationwide protests in the Associated Press video below. Peter Weber

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