Large anti-Trump protest planned for Toronto

By Alanna Kelly, The Canadian Press & The Associated Press

A large protest is being planned for Torontonians who are against U.S. president-elected Donald Trump.

The Facebook event, titled Rally Against Trump, has over 1,175 people attending and 3,868 interested in the protest as of Saturday morning.

“We will be gathering to peacefully protest Donald Trump’s legitimacy as US President and to demonstrate how his, and any hateful rhetoric is unacceptable today,” a post on the page explains.

The event will start at Toronto City Hall at noon on Nov. 19 and protestors will march to the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Bay and Adelaide streets.

“We as Canadians will help our neighbors by showing that misogyny, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, sexism, sexual assault, ableism, transphobia and violence are absolutely intolerable,” writes the event.



Anti-Trump protests have been taking place in cities across the United States.

Video: Trump protesters march up Fifth Avenue in NYC. To view on mobile click here.

The demonstration in Portland, Oregon became violent after one man was shot early Saturday morning.

Police were forced to use tear gas to try and disperse the crowd.

Authorities say the person has been taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and police are looking for the suspect.

A police news release says the man got out of his vehicle and fired multiple shots injuring the person before fleeing, likely in his vehicle.

Since Trump’s election Tuesday, thousands around the country, spurred by fear and outrage, have taken to the streets in largely non-violent protests.

Demonstrations were also held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, San Fransisco, Dallas, Philadelphia and Miami. Protests planned for Saturday include ones in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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