Violent Protests After Trump Election, California Secession Movement Formed


Trump Presidency: Protests Turn Violent in Portland, Oregon-BBC News

Protestors in Portland, Oregon set trash on fire, threw firecrackers and smashed shop and car windows in response to Donald Trump being elected president. The protestors explained their actions saying a Trump presidency will lead to more divisions along racial and gender lines. New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, potentially Trump’s attorney general called protestors on college campuses, “a bunch of spoiled cry-babies” on Fox News.

Trump Victory Gives Impetus to California Secession Movement-CBS News

In response to Donald Trump’s election, a social media campaign has started in California called the Yes California Independence Campaign with the goal of allowing the citizens of California to vote on seceding from the union in the spring of 2019. The first step of the plan for this campaign is to gather hundreds of signatures in order to have a question on the 2018 California ballot regarding the ability of California to secede from the union in 2019. “As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland,” the campaign group said in a statement

U.N. Warns of Starvation Peril in Rebel Side of Aleppo-NY Times

The United Nations has asked all groups in the Syria conflict to permit food deliveries to rebel-held eastern Aleppo where 250,000 residents just received their last food rations. There had not been new food supplies in eastern Aleppo since mid-July. “I don’t think anybody wants a quarter of a million people to be starving in east Aleppo,” Jan Egeland, United Nations official in charge of the humanitarian task force for Syria said.