Trump's victory sparks protests across Bay Area

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Hundreds of protesters angry over the outcome of the election marched through the streets of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose into the morning, breaking windows and setting fires. (KGO-TV)

The Bay Area is waking up to one of the most stunning upsets in U.S. political history. Donald Trump will be the nation's 45th President.

Hundreds of protesters angry over the election marched through the streets of Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose into the morning, breaking windows and setting fires.

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"There's a reason to be outraged, but destroying our own communities is never the answer," said Darilyn Williams, an Oakland resident.

Oakland police say it was a crowd of about 250 that marched up and down Broadway starting around 11:45 p.m. Some broke windows at about five businesses and set garbage cans on fire, while shouting, "Not my president!" A couple of businesses were damaged, including a Mitsubishi dealership that had windows broken out at 24th and Broadway in Oakland.

That's just one of a few examples of property damage, but this protest also turned dangerous.
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A woman was hit by a car when the protest moved onto Highway 24. She has major injuries. We're told the driver did stop.

The CHP says they've been worried this would happen as protests continue to move onto freeways. "Our goal is to keep the freeways clear of pedestrians. This is a very unfortunate example of what can happen when pedestrians run up onto the freeway. We've been asking protesters to please stay off the freeway for exactly this reason. Unfortunately, it finally happened," CHP Officer Sean WIlkenfeld said.

In Oakland, protesters saying "This is not my President" set trash on fire and broke windows. This started in Berkeley but the damage done was in Oakland.

Police say they gave them their space and didn't need to move in. "Around 2:30 a.m. crowds dispersed. We had a presence there. We were monitoring it, making appropriate actions when need be," explained Marco Marquez with the Oakland Police Department.

"Destruction is not going to solve anything, it gets your voice heard but not in a good light," said Tyrice Freeman, who lives in Alameda.

Another protest is scheduled Wednesday evening at Frank Ogawa Plaza.

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