Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protetesters stood outside of the CNN building on Sunday to demonstrate against the president-elect in a fifth day of national rallies since the election was called for him early Wednesday morning.
According to LAist, protestors gathered at 5453 Hollywood Boulevard at around 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, then marched about 1.5 miles to the CNN building on Sunset Boulevard.
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ABC 7 suggested that there were about 300 protesters, although high school student Wallace Mulligan, 15, who organized the rally with several of her friends, suggested to LAist that that the figure was closer to 400 or 600 people.
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“Being able to bring so many passionate people together for one cause was incredible,” Mulligan reportedly said. “Although we came together to express our anger, you could feel the love in the crowd.” She added, “Being in 10th grade, unable to vote, is one of the main reasons I wanted to organize something. Kids my age need to realize that we can make a change.”
Greg Mills of CBS 2 reportedly said that, at one point, officers shut down the eastbound lanes of Sunset by Cahuenga Boulevard, only to reopen them by 1:20 p.m.
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LAist notes that in one video posted on the event’s Facebook page, protestors were heard chanting “black lives matter” and were also carrying signs that had the rainbow hue of gay rights advocacy.
This past April, hundreds of Bernie Sanders supporters also occupied the CNN building, protesting against what they perceived as a bias in coverage of the presidential elections favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
The protesters used the #OccupyCNN and #BernieBlackout hashtags to spread their message on social media and made the protest trend on Twitter.
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On Monday, students in the Los Angeles Unified School District planned to walk out of classes in protest against the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
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