Trump protest leads to arrests in downtown Houston

HOUSTON -- For the second night in a row, people took to the streets in cities across the country protesting the presidential election.

From Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and Minneapolis, people marched and some even blocked roadways.

On Thursday night, a noisy but mostly peaceful protest also occurred outside Houston's City Hall.

The rally and march got heated at times, with anger and countless obscenities thrown in the direction of President-elect Donald Trump.

Houston Police arrested several people who started walking in the street.

"We think people need to continue to protest even if he's been elected," said Fabian Sneevliet, who represented Students for a Democratic Society or SDS.

Black Lives Matter's Ashton Woods was also in attendance.

The protestors did encounter some opposition along the way with several people near Main Street telling them that "they should have voted."

Overnight, Trump addressed the protests on his twitter account with two tweets:

"Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"

"Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!"

(© 2016 KHOU)


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