Man shot at US anti-Trump rally

#NotMyPresident was trending post-election on Social Media.

One person has been shot during an anti-Trump rally in the US city of Portland.

Police tweeted to say that they are investigating a shooting in which one man was injured on Morrison Bridge, and appealed to all in the area to leave immediately.

In a follow-up statement, police said early information indicated the suspect was in a vehicle on the bridge and there was a confrontation with someone in the protest. The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots, injuring the victim.

Officers near the scene arrived quickly and provided medical aid until an ambulance arrived to transport the victim to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the area, likely in the vehicle described as a gray or silver sedan.

The suspect is described as an African American male, late teens, 5’8″ tall, thin build, wearing a dark-coloured hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Several witnesses remained at the scene and spoke to investigating officers.

It is the third night of anti-Trump protests taking place across several US cities.

The President-Elect has commended the protesters’ “passion”, after first calling the protests “very unfair”.

Meanwhile, in his first post-election interview Donald Trump praised Hillary Clinton. In an interview with 60 minutes on CBS News, he praised the manner in which she spoke to him while conceding the election.

He also softened his position on the ‘Obamacare’ health insurance and healthcare plan, saying he intended to keep elements of the plan, including continuing cover for people with pre-existing condition.

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