IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Hundreds of protesters angry about the election of president-elect Donald Trump blocked Interstate 80 in Iowa City for about a half hour, backing up traffic for miles.
Media outlets reported the protests began Friday afternoon when about 200 high school students walked out of class and held a rally on the University of Iowa campus, dubbed a “Not My America” protest. University students joined the protest and listened to speeches before marching through downtown and down Dubuque Street toward the freeway.
Protesters walked out onto I-80 about 5 p.m. Iowa City police and state troopers held back traffic but didn’t intervene in the protests.
Protesters dispersed about a half hour later and walked toward downtown.
The protest caused huge traffic snarls on the freeway and Dubuque Street.