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USA: Police on horseback drive back anti-Trump activists in Indianapolis01:22

USA: Police on horseback drive back anti-Trump activists in Indianapolis

United States, Indianapolis
November 13, 2016 at 06:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scuffles between police and protesters broke out in Indianapolis on Saturday evening as hundreds demonstrated against President-elect Donald Trump. Police on horseback drove back the crowds after demonstrators blocked an inner-city road. Over the course of the protest seven demonstrators were reportedly arrested.

Two officers were reportedly injured after being hit by objects thrown from the crowd, Troy Riggs the city’s police chief said in a statement. Police fired pepper balls into the crowd in an attempt to disperse them. "We believe that we have some instigators that arrived in our city," trying to instigate disturbances, Riggs stated.

After Trump's win was announced earlier this week, there have been multiple large demonstrations against the president-elect in several large US cities, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Seattle. Most the demonstrations have been peaceful, with several, namely in Portland, descending into sporadic violence.

Trump declared victory in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton called him to concede defeat following a bitterly fought election battle. Trump beat Clinton in a surprise landslide victory, garnering 278 of the Electoral College votes, while the Democratic candidate received 218.

USA: Police on horseback drive back anti-Trump activists in Indianapolis01:22
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Scuffles between police and protesters broke out in Indianapolis on Saturday evening as hundreds demonstrated against President-elect Donald Trump. Police on horseback drove back the crowds after demonstrators blocked an inner-city road. Over the course of the protest seven demonstrators were reportedly arrested.

Two officers were reportedly injured after being hit by objects thrown from the crowd, Troy Riggs the city’s police chief said in a statement. Police fired pepper balls into the crowd in an attempt to disperse them. "We believe that we have some instigators that arrived in our city," trying to instigate disturbances, Riggs stated.

After Trump's win was announced earlier this week, there have been multiple large demonstrations against the president-elect in several large US cities, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Seattle. Most the demonstrations have been peaceful, with several, namely in Portland, descending into sporadic violence.

Trump declared victory in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton called him to concede defeat following a bitterly fought election battle. Trump beat Clinton in a surprise landslide victory, garnering 278 of the Electoral College votes, while the Democratic candidate received 218.

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