San Francisco Chronicle: Thousands protest in San Francisco and Oakland as President Trump sworn in

By Jenna Lyons, Peter Fimrite, Nanette Asimov and Michael Bodley. Published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Loud, sometimes angry and often rain-soaked, protesters marched through San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland, among other places. They gathered on college campuses, walked out of elementary school classrooms and chained themselves together to block train tracks.

Marches continued after dark in San Francisco and Oakland, but there was no replay of the late-night troubles that followed Trump’s election in November.

Though spirited and occasionally tense, the local protests were free of the violence seen in the nation’s capital, where more than 200 people were arrested amid scattered scenes of brick-throwing and window-smashing.

Nor were the crowds as large as they’re likely to be at the Women’s March scheduled for Saturday afternoon in San Francisco — one of several taking place across the region and the nation. The main Women’s March will be in Washington, D.C., and is expected to attract more than 200,000 people…

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