Throngs of protesters were on the march in downtown San Francisco this evening to demonstrate against Donald Trump's election to the presidency. The protest, which began at 5pm at Powell and Market streets, is on the march at the moment, headed to the Castro.
While the exact size of the crowd was not known, a tipster on the scene estimated that it was in the thousands. Protesters could be heard chanting "Not my president," "Fuck Donald Trump," and "No racist USA, no Trump, no KKK."
The protest snarled Muni lines on Market Street:
ATTN: Protest preparing to depart Market & Powell. Market Street #SFMuni will be re-routing via Mission. Details to follow.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) November 10, 2016
UPDATE CORRECTION: Powell Cable Car Line remains down due to protest activity.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) November 10, 2016
Meanwhile, in the Castro, a planned 6pm candlelight vigil was already underway, with the two demonstrations likely to join forces later this evening.
"Build Bridges Not Walls" Tonight's candlelight vigil & rally at Harvey Milk Plaza. pic.twitter.com/MqsmElYgLd— Steven Bracco (@Braccs) November 10, 2016
Thanks to Hoodline editor Fiona Lee and tipsters Laura W., Josh K., and Wigzy M. To share more photos and info from tonight's protests, you can text us at (415) 200-3233.
Update, 5:56pm: Here are some more photos of the protest by Hoodline editor Fiona Lee: