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Anti-Trump protesters descend on Balboa Park

Posted at 2:02 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-12 17:17:35-05
SAN DIEGO – Swarms of people gathered at Balboa Park Saturday afternoon to express their discontent over the results of this week's presidential election. 
 
The group of at least 100 held up signs and waved flags as they met along Park Boulevard at about 1 p.m. and then made their way into Balboa Park. San Diego police were monitoring the event, but as of 2 p.m., the protest were largely peaceful. Traffic was not seriously affected. 
 
This is the latest in a series of protests against President-elect Donald Trump that have taken place in San Diego. On Friday evening, a sizeable crowd marched through the streets of Barrio Logan. 
On Wednesday night, hundreds of people rallied through downtown San Diego. The protesters ended up at Horton Plaza, where they got into a standoff with San Diego police in riot gear. Eventually 19 people were taken into custody. There were no injuries. 
 
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles Saturday, a crowd estimated at nearly 10,000 converged on MacArthur Park and walked almost 4 miles through downtown to the Edward Roybal Federal Building.