MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President-elect Donald Trump spent most of the day working out of Trump Tower in New York City as protesters across the country continue to march against him, including in Minnesota.
A group of about 250 students from South High School peacefully made their way from South High School to downtown Friday afternoon. They ultimately gathered in a park near U.S. Bank Stadium at around 3:30 p.m. About a half an hour later, the group started marching south on Portland Avenue. After heading west on 9th Street, protesters turned to Nicollet Mall where they entered the U.S. Bankcorp Center.
The group continued marching downtown and headed into the U.S. Bank Plaza, across from the Hennepin County Government Center.
Upset protesters were met with police in cities across the country. Officers in Portland, Oregon confronted thousands of protesters in what police called a “riot” and arrested more than two dozen people.
Police in riot gear fired rubber bullets to try and break up the crowd. They declared it a riot after people began vandalizing cars and businesses. Some protesters launched fireworks at the police.