Friday, April 29, 2016

Protests get violent at OC Trump rally (photos)

Ben Bergman, Andrea Gardner (KPCC Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly

Poorly planned event devolves into riotous police clashes
Hundreds of protesters closed streets and clashed with police around the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa Thursday night following Donald Trump's first campaign rally in Southern California.
Orange County police wore full riot gear, and some were on horseback as they clashed with a crowd of mostly anti-Trump protesters, who held Mexican flags and signs that denounced Trump's views on immigration [and sexism].

Protesters in SF GOP Convention (KFI)
The protest took shape as Trump's rally was ending at about 9:00 pm as the Republican candidate's supporters walked to their cars.

Anti-Trump protesters, who mostly waited outside during the rally, began gathering in larger numbers on the surrounding streets. [Trump supporters, pumped up by Trump's racism, misogyny, and economic fantasies, were eager for a confrontation, using their cars as weapons as police looked the other way.]

While most of them were peacefully protesting, others became more violent. One man was seen atop a police car, while others threw rocks and broke police car windows. More + PHOTOS

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