In Portland, Ore., and Seattle, protesters marched through the downtown areas on Wednesday carrying signs opposing the police, immigration authorities and government in general, and some people in each city vandalized buildings symbolizing institutional power.
Officials around the country are bracing for any spillover from last week’s violent assault on the U.S. Capitol. State legislatures already have become targets for protesters in recent days.
Supporters of the president in several cities said they were still convinced that the election was stolen, no matter what the courts say. Some confrontations with counterprotesters turned violent.
Protesters marched in Minneapolis, New York and elsewhere against President Trump, while some of his supporters gathered near a Phoenix building where crucial votes were being counted.
On an Election Day in the midst of a devastating pandemic and a clash of competing visions of America, anxiety was the great uniter, and motivator.
From Los Angeles to New York, protesters marched in a show of solidarity with demonstrations in Portland, Ore. In Seattle, they smashed windows and set fires. A shooting at a protest in Austin, Texas, left one man dead.
Two veterans asked federal agents if they understood their oath to defend the constitution and why they weren’t honoring their oath of office
Trump tweets ‘we are trying to help Portland, not hurt it’ but the presence of militarized federal agents has prompted shock and anger
The special police-free zone set up by protesters has now been cleared, but activists say they won’t stop the fight for justice
Mayor issued executive order for protesters to vacate Capitol Hill Occupied Protest as demonstrators responded with chants