Watch: Anti-Trump rally descends into violence in Manhattan

Watch: PEACEFUL anti-Trump rally in Manhattan descends into violence as protesters clash with police

Wednesday, November 4 saw election chaos throughout the US, and in Manhattan, thousands of anti-Trump protesters were involved in violent clashes with NYPD officers. The unrest began after president Trump falsely claimed victory, with demonstrators demanding that ‘every vote be counted’.

Crowds began mobilising in Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue late Wednesday afternoon as part of several ‘Protect the Results’ demonstrations that kicked off in cities across the country including Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Detroit and Los Angeles.

By nightfall, the demonstrations in Manhattan had taken a violent turn, with some groups attacking police officers and setting fires.

Anti-Trump rally descends into violence in Manhattan

More than 20 people who had disrupted the rally had been arrested by 10pm Wednesday night, according to the NYPD.

‘We appreciate and value the importance of freedom of speech. Our top priority is and always will be safety,’ the department said in a statement.

‘We have arrested more than 20 individuals who attempted to hijack a peaceful protest by lighting fires, throwing garbage and eggs in Manhattan.’

The ‘Protect the Results’ coalition of over 130 groups, has said it had about 500 protests organised around the country.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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