What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank.
Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground.
Students holding signs reading “End white supremacy” originally gathered on the steps of the Lee Circle monument before the demonstrations turned destructive.
Lee Circle was fully covered in graffiti with phrases like “Black Power” and “Dismantle White Supremacy”.
Later, an effigy of Trump was burned while glass windows at a nearby bank were shattered.
Other phrases like “No Trump, no KKK” were used to vandalize surrounding areas, as well as the threatening phrase “Die whites die” and “F*ck Trump”.
[Editor’s Note: According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Three Confederate statues on Richmond’s iconic Monument Avenue were tagged with apparent anti-Donald Trump graffiti as protesters took to the streets Wednesday night to protest the result of the presidential election.”]