FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Anti-Trump protests across South Florida may be over as of Monday, but the voices of thousands of South Florida residents upset over the newly elected president were heard nationwide.
From CNN to NBC News, protests against President-elect Donald Trump in Miami-Dade and Broward counties were the subject of news broadcasts over the weekend, adding to the string of protests nationwide since Trump was elected president.
While the majority of protests in South Florida were peaceful, police arrested a woman during a protest in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Sunday night.
On Sunday, hundreds of people objecting Trump’s soon-to-be presidency marched through the streets of Downtown Fort Lauderdale for more than three hours. That is when witnesses told 7News that the woman arrested had thrown water on Trump supporters after they clashed in the street.
Cellphone video captured the moment Fort Lauderdale Police took the female demonstrator into custody. “I want an attorney! I want to be released! I have done nothing wrong,” she screamed as three officers carried her off the ground in handcuffs.
Meanwhile, in Little Havana, a caravan of Trump supporters paraded the streets, Sunday, with a different message.
“We’re all behind him and behind making America great again,” said Trump protester Norma Batra. “It’s not a protest; it’s a celebration.”
Sunday’s protest in Fort Lauderdale followed a much larger protest in Miami, Friday night, when thousands of people flooded the streets of Downtown Miami. These protesters eventually shut down the MacArthur Causeway before marching for miles to tie up traffic on Interstate 95.
On Saturday night, a group of about 30 people formed near Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood.
“Trump is not my president,” said protester Robert Steele in Fort Lauderdale. “He doesn’t support the people. He didn’t win the vote of the people, and he doesn’t belong in office. He’s a disgrace to America.”
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