Protesters arrested after blocking High Street in downtown Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — It was chaos in the streets of downtown Columbus Monday night as hundreds of anti-Trump protesters blocked traffic. At least two people were arrested.

Protesters in connection with a group known as “Columbus Against Trump” marched for about an hour and a half from the Ohio Statehouse towards the Short North. Less than five minutes in, people started blocking the street. Columbus Police threatened the crowd with pepper spray. At one point, a mob of people started running. People were knocked down and then came the arrests.

What started as a peaceful anti-Trump protest turned into people sitting and standing in the street shutting them down temporarily at least three times. A man and woman were arrested. That man refused to walk while handcuffed, forcing police to basically carry him to a waiting car.

One protester said she thought things did get out of control. She said she wanted to march against the man she says, “Makes America Hate Again.”

“I want to get out here peacefully. Follow the law, make myself known, let people know what I want and do it in a way that I’m not breaking the law,” said protestor Kelly Weber.

“You can only make a difference if you try and you’re right he is elected President but we still need to make our voices known and we need to let people know that we’re here to support them.”

Another protest is planned for Nov. 29, according to Monday’s attendees. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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