Shooting at anti-Trump protest


One person has been shot following an anti-Trump protest in Portland.
While police have not released full details of the incident, officers say one person was shot while crossing Morrison Bridge after an hour-long protest.
It is not yet know what condition the injured person is in, although they have been taken to hospital.
Releasing a statement on twitter, police said: “Everyone needs to leave the area immediately”.
Since the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the US, protests and riots have broken out across the country with marchers chanting: “Not my president.”
Protests have gone on for three nights following the election, in which Mr Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton to the White House.
Thousands of people have marched through major cities across America, including Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland.
Mr Trump had tweeted earlier that he admired their passion. He also pledged to unite America and be a president for everyone, whether they voted for him or not.
However, what were mainly peaceful protests now appear to have turned violent.
Before the shooting, protestors have blocked traffic and thrown missiles at police.
Officers dressed in riot gear used pepper spray to try to stop protestors from rampaging, as well as using flash-bang devices.
According to reports, it is believed that officers have arrested at least one protestor in Portland.
In Los Angeles, protestors took to the roads, stopping traffic as they waved anti-Trump placards, chanting “We reject the president elect” and “Whose streets? Our streets.”
There were also thousands of protestors on the streets of Miami and demonstrators in Washington Square Park and outside Trump Tower, where Mr Trump lives, on Fifth Avenue.
Mr Trump originally said protestors were being unfair not to accept the result of democracy. He said they had been incited to act by the media. However, he later said he admired their passionate stance.
Before the shooting he had tweeted: “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!”
Mr Trump has demonstrated a far more conciliatory tone than he used during his campaign and has now promised to take another look at plans to shelve Obamacare following a meeting with outgoing president Barack Obama. He has also promised to be a president for “all Americans”.