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Second day of anti-Trump protests across US, Portland police declared demonstration is “riot”

Second day of anti-Trump protests across US, Portland police declared demonstration is "riot"

Trump himself blamed the demonstrations on “professional protesters incited by the media,” Joinfo.com reports with reference to NBC news.

“The president believes that’s a right that should be protected. It is a right that should be exercised without violence,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “There are people who are disappointed.”

Earlier, Obama called Trump’s recent tone during their meeting at the White House “reassuring,” but some Americans don’t seem to feel that way.

“We’ve seen a rash of hate crimes, of hate rhetoric, racist graffiti in campuses around the country. We have seen Klan literature drops, we have seen that suicide hotlines are ringing off the hook, and we are hearing of very extensive bullying in and around schools,” said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights activist group. “It’s really very extraordinary.”

In New York people took to the streets in droves asking the country to “join” them. While demonstrations were peaceful for the most part, scattered arrests were made in California and Chicago.

In other cities Thursday:

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