Anti-Trump Protesters Took to the Streets of Downtown St. Louis Sunday


Hundreds of people marched through downtown St. Louis yesterday to protest Donald Trump's election to the U.S. presidency. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Peabody Plaza and CityGarden, a crowd gathered to hear speeches, rally against the country's new direction and then march the city's streets. Bearing signs and chanting, participants filled as many as four or five blocks at a time.

Photographer Steve Truesdell was there to capture the action. He also witnessed a scuffle on Washington Avenue; when a protester was collared, it briefly brought the march to a standstill as protesters sat down and refused to move. But police released the protester with a ticket, and the march peacefully continued.

The protesters later headed west and blocked traffic in front of Union Station, also reportedly staging a sit-in at Market and 18th Street to honor the lives of Michael Brown and others killed by police.

November 13, 2016

Photos by Steve Truesdell