Hell's Angels members surround Lee Circle monument

Protests and vandalism the day after Trump's election

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle club went to Lee Circle and surrounded the Robert E. Lee monument Thursday.

The development came after New Orleans and other American cities were roiled by a wave of vandalism by those lashing out after the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Protesters took to the streets again later that night, but in a much more peaceful manner.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison held a press conference hours earlier to detail the NOPD strategy for handling those protests.

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