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Anti-Trump Protests: 1 Shot After 'Confrontation' in Portland; Marchers Hit NYC, L.A.

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Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters hold a demonstration in Washington Square Park on Nov. 11 as New Yorkers react to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
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Demonstrators with signs reading "Love Trumps Hate" hit the streets of New York City on Saturday during a fourth day of anti-Trump protests nationwide, which included violence in Portland, Oregon, where one person was shot.

A gunman was being hunted following the incident on Portland's Morrison Bridge after 4 a.m., ET, Saturday. It was unclear whether the shooting was politically motivated.

"Preliminary information indicates that a suspect was in a vehicle on the bridge and there was a confrontation with someone in the protest," Portland police said in a statement. "The suspect got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots injuring the victim."

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Authorities said his wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

The suspect was described as an African-American male in his late teens. He is believed to have fled in a gray or silver sedan.

Earlier, police reported that "burning projectiles" were being thrown at officers during one of three demonstrations that occurred simultaneously in the city.

The gunshots came on the fourth night of protests in Portland.

A day earlier, a similar rally boiled over into what police described as a "riot" after some demonstrators armed with bats smashed stores and cars, and others lit fires.

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Elsewhere Friday, marchers blocked a major roadway in the Miami area and hundreds gathered in Atlanta, Boston, New York and other cities.

By early Saturday, a total of 11 arrests were reported in New York.

A larger protest that was organized Saturday afternoon began in Manhattan's Union Square and ended at Trump Tower in midtown, where demonstrators stopped and chanted in front of the skyscraper. MSNBC reported more than 16,000 protesters are expected outside of Trump Tower.

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"We reject the president-elect!" the crowd chanted along Fifth Avenue.The protest also drew some in favor of Trump, and they held signs that read, "He is My President," "Hillary for Prison" and "Crybabies."

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Another protest took place Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles, where thousands gathered after more than 180 people were arrested Friday night.

The anti-Trump protests also appeared on the international stage, as demonstrators gathered in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gates on Saturday.