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UPDATE: 7 arrested at Las Vegas Strip anti-Trump protest

Posted at 9:18 PM, Nov 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 02:23:17-05

UPDATE: Police said 7 people were arrested during anti-Trump protests on the Las Vegas Strip.

They were arrested for being a pedestrian in the roadway. Otherwise, there were no major incidents.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered on Saturday night to make their voice hear about the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

The protesters began marching near The LINQ on the Las Vegas Strip around 8 p.m. It ended outside of Trump's hotel just off of Las Vegas Boulevard.

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The "Not My President" protest was organized via Facebook. Although more than two thousand people indicated they were interested in attending, it appears that only a few hundred actually did so.

Organizers of the protest said on Facebook that the purpose of the protest was to demand the electors in the Electoral College to honor the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote and to elect her as President when they cast their ballots on Dec. 19.

"I saw people that want to be heard and in Las Vegas we've never really had anything where we can be heard," said Nora Hanon, one of the march organizers. "We don't have a voice usually so I wanted to just make something organic that everyone could just come out to."

Organizers said that if that did not happen, they hope Trump will denounce the various hate groups that supported his election and encourage his supports not to discriminate against others. The organizers also said that they want Trump to act with class and display a graceful temperament.

Before the protest and march, organizers encouraged everyone to protest peacefully. The protest remained peaceful throughout the evening.

Protests have been happening in other major cities for the last 4 days. Thousands of people reportedly marched in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon.

One person was shot during a protest in Portland, Oregon, on Friday night. Portland was also the scene of violent protests on Thursday night.