Anti-Trump protesters hit Richmond streets for second night in a row

Posted at 10:24 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 23:16:30-05

RICHMOND, Va. – Anti-Trump Protesters have filled Richmond streets for the second night in a row to protest the election of Donald Trump.

The demonstration comes as students and anti-Trump protesters across the country are organizing in the wake of the election results.

Protesters gathered at Monroe Park around 9 p.m. and began a march towards Broad Street.

CBS 6 reporter Jon Burkett reports the protest is significantly smaller than Wednesday's protest that featured hundreds.

Burkett estimates around 75 protesters Thursday night.

As the group marches, they are yelling obscenities towards President-elect Trump.

This story is developing.

Wednesday night anti-Trump protest

This comes after hundreds of protesters met in Monroe Park Wednesday night and marched throughout the city.

Some of the protesters vandalized at least two Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, broke the front door at the Republican Party of Virginia by throwing a pumpkin at it, and blocked traffic on multiple interstates in the city.

A dozen protesters were arrested when they locked arms and sat down on the Downtown Expressway, State Police said.

They were charged with unlawful assembly and for being pedestrians on an interstate.

Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones and Mayor-elect Levar Stoney both asked for calm.

"We recognize that we can’t always predict the will of the people, but we can have respect for the results of the election, that’s what we have to do, and that’s what we’re expecting our citizens to do,” Jones said.

"I ask that the citizens of our great city, respect what makes this city great, and what makes this nation great, and that is to do it in a peaceful, non-violent way,” Stoney said.



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