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3 officers injured in Oakland during anti-Trump protests

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A protester walks next to a fire set by fellow protesters Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump's election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A protester walks next to a fire set by fellow protesters Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump’s election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


A rally over the Donald Trump presidency turned violent Wednesday in Oakland, California.

NBC is reporting that 3 Oakland police officers were injured and three patrol cars were damaged.

Protesters shout at police Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump's election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Protesters shout at police Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump’s election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

30 people were arrested for throwing rocks, bottles, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. Local businesses were smashed up and spray-painted.

A dozen agencies from San Leandro to Solano County to the California Highway Patrol came to help out the Oakland Police Dept.

Those arrested were charged with assault, vandalism, and unlawful assembly among other things. 16 shops were vandalized and 40 fires were set in the mayhem – the local station reported.

Protesters stand in front of a police line Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump's election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Protesters stand in front of a police line Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Police in Oakland blocked thousands of people protesting Donald Trump’s election from getting onto a highway Wednesday night. The crowd chanting and waving signs gathered in Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Trump’s victory Tuesday night touched off protests around the country.  The Oakland mayor pleaded with the local protesters not to resort to violence.

Police say the “Not our President” rally started off peacefully at Frank Ogawa plaza but the group of a “couple hundred” people “soon swelled into a mass of 7,000,” they said.

Many carried signs that read “Secede #Cal Exit” and “Donald Trump is a rapist.”

According to NBC, Oakland—a city of 400,000 — is often Ground Zero for protests.

 

 

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