Anti-Trump protest moving through Downtown Austin

Protesters all over the country are making their voices heard.

AUSTIN - A large anti-Donald Trump protest that began at the University of Texas campus is making its way through Downtown Austin Wednesday.

Protesters temporarily blocked the First Street bridge before moving east on West Riverside then back up Congress Avenue towards the Capitol.

 

 

The protest has remained peaceful, APD said. Several APD vehicles are following the protesters. 

APD Chief Art Acevedo was walking with the crowd.  

"We disrupt traffic for all kinds of stuff, festivals, races, everything else," Acevedo said. "I apologize ahead of time, but I'd rather have these young people exercise their rights peacefully." 

"I don't want to speak for the group, but I'd say their message is they're not happy," Acevedo said.

This is a developing story. Updates will follow. 

 

(© 2017 KVUE)


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment