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Second night of Trump protests shut down Interstate 94 for an hour

Thousands of marchers protested the election of Donald Trump Thursday, November 10th. After marching through the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhoods of Minneapolis many protestors walked onto Interstate 94 where they stopped traffic nearly two hours. (Pioneer Press: Nick Woltman) 1 / 2
Interstate 94 was shut down in Minneapolis on Thursday night as demonstrators protesting the presidential election of Donald Trump flooded onto the freeway. Photo by Pioneer Press: Nick Woltman2 / 2

MINNEAPOLIS—Hundreds of marchers protesting the election of Donald Trump shut down Interstate 94 for more than an hour Thursday night in Minneapolis.

An estimated 1,000 people gathered at about 6:30 p.m. outside the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota campus.

Shortly before 8 p.m., marchers made their way onto I-94 at Riverside Avenue.

Police blocked freeway traffic in both directions between Hennepin Avenue and Huron Boulevard.

But around 9 p.m., the protesters began leaving the freeway. The Minnesota Department of Transportation reopened it about 40 minutes later.

No arrests were immediately reported.

The march marked the second straight day of demonstrations in the Twin Cities and across the country, following the Republican Trump's upset presidential election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.

About 300 protesters marched through the streets of St. Paul on Wednesday night.

The U demonstration was organized on Facebook by a group called Socialist Alternative Minnesota, and endorsed by several local activist groups, according to the event page.

More than 3,400 Facebook users RSVP'd to the event.

Nationally, demonstrators in both red and blue states hit the streets for a second day Thursday to express their outrage over Trump's unexpected presidential win.

Late Thursday night, Trump went back on Twitter to take on the protesters. Trump tweeted: "Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!"

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