Demonstrators square off against opponents and police as Anti-Trump protests spread

Demonstrators square off against opponents and police as Anti-Trump protests spread

By Leah Sottile, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Rob Kuznia and Ylan Q. Mui

PORTLAND, Ore. — The increasingly tense protests around the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory escalated early Saturday with a shooting here that scattered panicked protesters and left one man hospitalized, as demonstrations spread to other American cities.

Portland police said a pair of 18-year-olds who had no connection to the protesters — and are possibly gang members — were arrested in the shooting. But after the fourth straight night of demonstrations in response to Trump’s unexpected presidential win, city and police officials here appeared harried and frustrated. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, they told protesters to “stay home.”

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