One Injured in Oregon Shooting Amid Anti-Trump Protests

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The shooting followed rowdy Friday night protests, when police used tear gas in response to "burning projectiles" thrown at officers.

As protests against President-elect Donald Trump entered another day, police in Portland, Ore., say one person was shot by a man who had gotten into a confrontation with a protester.

Portland police said the person who was shot was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said they were looking for the shooter, who apparently fled in his vehicle after the attack early Saturday morning on a Willamette River bridge.

They say the suspect was in a vehicle early Saturday morning on the Morrison Bridge during the confrontation. 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.

The shooting followed rowdy Friday night protests, when police used tear gas in response to "burning projectiles" thrown at officers, police said on Twitter. Hundreds of people marched through the city, disrupting traffic and spray-painting graffiti.

Authorities reported instances of vandalism and assault during a rally that organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.

Late on Friday, Portland Fire and Rescue tweeted a message of love.

In other parts of the country, spirited demonstrations on college campuses and peaceful marches along downtown streets have taken place since Wednesday.

Hundreds joined a Friday afternoon "love rally" in Washington Square Park in Manhattan.

Leslie Holmes, 65, a website developer from Wilton, Conn., took an hourlong train ride to the demonstration — her first protest since the 1970s, when she hit the streets of San Francisco to oppose the Vietnam War.

She described herself as an armchair liberal but declared, "I'm not going to be armchair anymore."

"I don't want to live in a country where my friends aren't included, and my friends are fearful, and my children are going to grow up in a world that's frightening, and my granddaughters can look forward to being excluded from jobs and politics and fulfilling their potential, so I'm here for them," Holmes said.

Evening marches disrupted traffic in Miami and Atlanta.

Trump supporter Nicolas Quirico was traveling from South Beach to Miami. His car was among hundreds stopped when protesters blocked Interstate 395.

"Trump will be our president. There is no way around that, and the sooner people grasp that, the better off we will be," he said. "There is a difference between a peaceful protest and standing in a major highway backing up traffic for five miles. This is wrong."

More than a thousand protesters took to the streets across California after night fell including downtown Los Angeles, where over 200 were arrested a night earlier. In Bakersfield, where Trump is far more popular than in most of the state, some held signs reading "Anti-Trump, Pro-USA."

Small protests also were held in Detroit; Minneapolis; Kansas City, Mo.; Olympia, Wash., and Iowa City, Iowa.

More than 200 people carrying signs gathered on the steps of the Washington state Capitol. The group chanted "Not my president!" and "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!"

In Tennessee, Vanderbilt University students sang civil rights songs and marched through campus across a Nashville street, temporarily blocking traffic. A protest also occurred in Minneapolis.

In Chicago, multiple groups planned protests through Saturday.

Nadia Gavino, 25, learned about the rallies on Twitter and protested Thursday evening. Gavino, whose father is from Peru and whose mother is of Mexican and Lithuanian heritage, said she took Trump's harshest statements about immigrants and Latinos personally.

"I obviously agree that he's racist, he's sexist, he's phobic, he's misogynistic. He's all these things you don't want in a leader," she said.

Ashley Lynne Nagel, 27, said she joined a Thursday night demonstration in Denver.

"I have a leader I fear for the first time in my life," said Nagel, a Bernie Sanders supporter who voted for Hillary Clinton.

"It's not that we're sore losers," she said. "It's that we are genuinely upset, angry, terrified that a platform based off of racism, xenophobia and homophobia has become so powerful and now has complete control of our representation."

Demonstrations also were planned Saturday in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and other areas.

Previous demonstrations drew thousands of people in New York and other large urban centers. The largely peaceful demonstrations were overshadowed by sporadic episodes of vandalism, violence and street-blocking.

On Saturday morning, about 300 people protested Trump's election outside the U.S. Embassy by the German capital's landmark Brandenburg Gate. The peaceful protesters waved signs Saturday with slogans like "Love Trumps Hate" and "Make Love, Not Trump."

Ahead of national elections in Germany next year, the anti-immigrant nationalist Alternative for Germany party, known as AfD, has been gaining support. One protester's sign read, "Germany: Don't make the same mistake in 2017, AfD = Trump."

AfD co-leader Frauke Petry applauded Trump's election, saying Friday it offered "a historic opportunity to address erroneous global economic and social developments of the past decades."

President Barack Obama meets next week in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel and several other European leaders and is expected to confront global concerns about Trump's election.