Crowd gathers in downtown Modesto to protest a Donald Trump presidency
About 100 people people gathered in downtown Modesto on Thursday evening joining protesters around the nation rejecting Donald Trump as their next president.
The crowd began gathering in the Tenth Street plaza shortly after 6 p.m. and grew throughout the evening. The protesters weaved through downtown and up McHenry Avenue.
The majority of the crowd, which included children, was protesting Trump’s election. Some carried signs and chanted, “Not my president” and “F... Trump.”
One man, apparently on the other side, carried a cardboard sign that read, “Grab that p...”, a reference to a video uncovered during the election in which Trump bragged that his stardom allowed him to do anything with women.
Bicycle officers rode along the side of the protestors to ensure their safety and keep them from spilling in the streets, obstructing traffic.
Modesto Police Lt. Ivan Valencia said a couple of extra officers were called in when police learned of the protest plan on social media but there were no major issues during the protest as of 9 p.m.
Tenth Street plaza was shut to cars during the protest.