Happening Today: New Orleans cleans up after anti-Trump protests

Happening Today: New Orleans cleans up after anti-Trump protests

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Windows were smashed and  profanity spray-painted on buildings and monuments in the Central Business District by protesters angry about the election of Donald Trump.

On the ground floor of the Place St. Charles, windows are boarded up this morning after being broken last night as protesters marched to denounce results of the presidential election.

Large windows were left shattered here at a bank on St Charles Avenue after the vandalism.

Protestors gathered at Lee Circle last night and made their way down St Charles Avenue toward the CBD and the French Quarter.

Chanting as they marched: they shouted "not my president" and other phrases referencing race and fascism.

After the protests buildings and monuments were found to be defaced or spray painted with vulgar language.

New Orleans police officers were on the scene. They set up barricades to contain the protests.

One demonstrator said this might not be the last of their protests.

"This is not the first time this happens, but I actually feel like it's going to be worse, it's not just going to be just protests and I feel like it's going to actually be bloodshed," said protestor Christopher Forstall.

Maintenance crews were cleaning off graffiti left on walls at One Shell Square after the protests. Profanity and anti-Trump messages were spray-painted on the building last night.

Another demonstrator said the protests are not over. There are plans to come back out and demonstrate tonight.

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