A protest in Portland, Oregon, against Donald Trump's election boiled over into what police described as a "riot" overnight after some demonstrators armed with bats smashed stores and cars, and others lit fires.
Police arrested 26 people, but said many in the crowd were trying to stop those responsible from vandalizing property.
Trump initially tweeted saying that the "professional protesters" had been "incited by the media" and called the situation "very unfair!" He followed that up with a more positive message early Friday: "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!"
People have taken to the streets in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver and elsewhere, rallying around the slogan "not my president."