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Dozens Arrested in Portland as Anti-Trump Protest Turns Into 'Riot'

Portland Police said there had been "extensive criminal damage" and the Oregon Department of Transportation closed portions of Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 as the protest was nearby



    Portland Protests Donald Trump

    Protestors and critics of President-elect Donald Trump clash with police in Portland, Ore., when they refused to disperse after an anti-Trump demonstration ended. (Published Friday, Nov. 11, 2016)

    A protest in Portland, Oregon, against Donald Trump's election boiled over into what police described as a "riot" overnight after some demonstrators armed with bats smashed stores and cars, and others lit fires.

    Police arrested 26 people, but said many in the crowd were trying to stop those responsible from vandalizing property.

    Trump initially tweeted saying that the "professional protesters" had been "incited by the media" and called the situation "very unfair!" He followed that up with a more positive message early Friday: "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!"

    People have taken to the streets in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and elsewhere, rallying around the slogan "not my president."

    WATCH: Obama Welcomes Trump to the White House

    [NATL] WATCH: Obama Welcomes Trump to the White House
    President Barack Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday for a private meeting in the Oval Office. After spending roughly 90 minutes together the pair made a brief statement to reporters. Obama said he was "encouraged" by the wide-ranging conversation the pair had, adding that it's important "we call come together" to face the challenges America faces. Trump added that he "very much looks forward" to dealing with President Obama in the future and will rely on his "counsel"
    (Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016)