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A Look Back to L.A. Weekly's Best Photojournalism of 2016


Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The crowds assembled in front of City HallAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters March From MacArthur Park to Downtown L.A.: A crowd in the thousands marched from MacArthur Park through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest the recent election of Donald Trump. The march concluded with a rally around noon in front of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Little Tokyo.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Anti-Trump Protesters March From MacArthur Park to Downtown L.A.: A crowd in the thousands marched from MacArthur Park through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to protest the recent election of Donald Trump. The march concluded with a rally around noon in front of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Little Tokyo.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The crowds assembled in front of City HallAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president."Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The crowds assembled in front of City HallAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerThe Pets of Skid Row" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The Pets of Skid RowAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">as he saysAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">two cats and no people." Why so many? "Well they all needed a homeAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">two cats and no people." Why so many? "Well they all needed a homeAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">and Their Owners: David Baldazo lives in supportive housing on 5th and San PedroAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">and she earns that title every day. Baldazo struggles with depression. There are days when he finds it hard just to get out of bed. "One time in particularAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">" Baldazo says. "He knew that's what was going on. He started licking me. "He rescued meAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">" Baldazo says. "He knew that's what was going on. He started licking me. "He rescued meAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">and Their Owners: Al Morfin also lives at the Alexandria. "I'm greatful that I have somewhere to liveAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">" Morfin says. "She's my everything."; Credit: Shane LopesAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerScenes From the San Gabriel Complex Fire: More than 1" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">Scenes From the San Gabriel Complex Fire: More than 1Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">which has been raging in the mountains just north of Azusa since MondayAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">evacuations of adjacent areas in Duarte were liftedAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">as DC-10 planes dropped crimson fire retardant and helicopters plunged water on the conflagration.; Credit: Ted SoquiAnti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. 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Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The Scorched Aftermath of San Bernardino's Pilot Fire: With more than 7Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. 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The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian FeinzimerThe Scorched Aftermath of San Bernardino's Pilot Fire: With more than 7" data-rightCaption="Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer">The Scorched Aftermath of San Bernardino's Pilot Fire: With more than 7Anti-Trump Protesters Descend on Downtown L.A. and March Onto the 101 Freeway: Large crowds of people filled the streets around downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning to protest the election of Donald Trump. Protesters displayed signs in opposition to the president-elect's proposed policies and groups shouted "Not my president." The crowds assembled in front of City Hall, and eventually several hundred people marched onto the 101 freeway, shutting it down for several hours. Police clad in riot gear stopped traffic and faced off with the protesters who were blocking traffic on the typically busy freeway.; Credit: Brian Feinzimer

In the final days of 2016, we're taking a look back at madness and majesty of this most mercurial year. From the trying times of mass shootings, raging wildfires and political upheaval to the uplifting stories of pet care on Skid Row, solidarity marches and marijuana mansion parties, L.A. Weekly photographers captured the various textures of our city. Here are a few of our favorite photos of 2016.