Anti-Trump protesters march through downtown Baltimore
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood last night to voice their frustration with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in the race for president.
Police, who estimated the crowd at upwards of 600, said the protesters were mostly orderly, though some blocked roadways and sat down in the streets.
Officers detained three people, two men and a woman. The men were released, but the woman, identified as Stephanie Applegate, 25, of the 1600 block of Charmuth Road in Lutherville, was charged with failure to obey the lawful order of a police officer.
Chanting “No to hate and no to fear, black lives they matter here” and “not my president,” the protesters walked down North Charles Street to the inner harbor and eventually to M&T BankStadium, where the Ravens were playing the Cleveland Browns, before heading back to North Avenue.
Fred Van Dyk was carrying a sign that said, “climate action now” and on the other side, “love Muslims." He called being a crowd comforting.
"I just felt alone and sad the past couple days," he said. "The sense of desperation, many things."
As the crowd of mostly young people moved through the city, others joined. Van Dyke, who brought his 16 year old son, said people need to reach out to the other half of the country to "find out where our common ground is. I think we have a lot more in common than we realize."