Damian Lillard denounces anti-Trump protesters for vandalising cities

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Donald Trump's election win has seen a lot of angry American citizens take to the streets to protest the businessman's rise to the most powerful position in world politics.

Following his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, where the former Secretary of State won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College, disgruntled members of society have been protesting in a number of the nation's major cities.

Portland, Oregon, a city that voted in favour of Clinton, has seen a lot of protests in recent days, but Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard - while commending people's desire for change - believes the protests are not sending the right message.

"I think it's very unfortunate that people have done some of the things they have done during the protest. A lot of harm and damage has been done," Lillard told ESPN on Saturday.

"I do understand their frustration, and I commend people wanting to come together for some kind of change. Tearing apart your own city just isn't the place to begin, and also making your own city less of a safe place isn't the answer."

A number of people in the basketball community have come out to express their shock at the results of the election. Coaches Gregg Popovich and Stan van Gundy have been extremely vocal in their assessments of Mr. Trump.

But life does go on, and as Carmelo Anthony said, it's now up to each and every individual to be accountable for how their own future unfolds.

Damian Lillard
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