Police shut down streets in downtown Salt Lake City as hundreds protest Donald Trump

Posted at 8:26 PM, Nov 10, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY -- For the second night in a row, protesters gathered in Salt Lake City to express their displeasure with Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election.

Photos and video captured Thursday night showed protesters on State Street blocking traffic, and Fox 13 News' Robert Boyd reports the crowd is estimated to be about 500 people.

Police shut down State Street in the vicinity of 400 South as protesters marched South. As of about 9 p.m. Thursday, protesters were still marching around streets downtown. By about 9:45 p.m. the crowd had gathered on the steps of the Capitol.

Boyd reports several in the crowd have made negative comments toward the media, including personal threats directed at him and others.

Police blocked off streets and were following the protesters to ensure they had space and to make sure no one was struck by traffic.

While the crowd appeared energetic and loud, with many signs directing insults at Donald Trump and others using profanity to express themselves, there were no reports of violence or property damage in connection with the protest.

Utah Transit Authority tweeted that blockages on the rails in the area of 400 South and State Street were delaying service, but did not specifically mention the protest. Around 8:40 p.m. they stated service had begun running normally again.

Another protest was held Wednesday night near City Hall, and earlier Thursday about 100 high school students walked out in protest in West Jordan.