‘Pepper balls’ used to disperse anti-Trump protesters in downtown Omaha

Chants of “Not my president” filled the street Wednesday night as a group of people opposed to the prior night’s election results protested in downtown Omaha. The protesters — young and old — traveled several blocks after starting the night near 14th and Farnam around 6 p.m. Around 9:30 p.m., as Omaha Police Department officials requested they disperse, pepper balls were fired, an OPD official told KETV, sending the protesters fleeing. “It’s like a paintball gun,” Officer Phil Anson said. Two people were arrested in the Old Market for obstructing justice and unlawful assembly, the official said. “People started sitting down and lying down in the streets,” Anson said. Full story: http://www.ketv.com/article/pepper-balls-fill-omaha-streets-to-disperse-anti-trump-protesters/8265337