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'Not My President' Protesters Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested in Portland

'Not My President' Protesters Pepper-Sprayed, Arrested in Portland
A woman is detained during a protest in Portland, Ore. in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)

A number of protesters were arrested for blocking the road at an anti-Trump rally in Portland, Oregon, on Monday.

Protesters took to the streets for “Not My President’s Day” rallies in about 28 cities across the nation, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., New York, and Portland, with the intention of letting the president know there is widespread opposition to his policies.

Unlike the Tea Party, which was entirely peaceful and family-friendly, the left-wing anti-Trump rallies have become known for their violence, lawbreaking, and profanity. In downtown Portland, protesters were arrested for defying police orders to stop blocking the road.

A video showed riot police officers pepper-spraying and detaining several of the demonstrators who had gathered in front of Wendell Wyatt Federal Building.

According to KOIN 6, about eight demonstrators were arrested total.

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