Protest Turns Violent After Southern California Trump Rally

Rabat – Hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets late Thursday in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County.After Trump gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater, the demonstration became rowdy and spilled into the streets, blocking a main intersection and impeding traffic.The protestors blocked Trump supporters’ cars, waving Mexican flags and posing for selfies. The demonstration grew violent as police tried to disperse the demonstrators.Orange County Sheriff’s Department PIO Lt. Mark Stichter said in a tweet that about 20 people were arrested. According to Stichter, there were no major injuries and the large crowds dispersed by 11 p.m.#OCSDPIO Post Trump Rally Protest over. Approx 20 arrests by Costa Mesa PD. No major injuries. Crowd dispersed by 11pm. No further updates— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) April 29, 2016However, CNN reported that a Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the area.A @realDonaldTrump supporter just got punched in the face as a scuffle broke out in the street: pic.twitter.com/3h3Fllm3V3— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) April 29, 2016Another video tweeted by CNN’s reporter Jeremy Diamond shows some demonstrators shouting insults and slurs at police officers, raising slogans of protest against the Republican front-runner’s rhetoric.People jumping on police car outside @realDonaldTrump rally. Window smashed few minutes earlier pic.twitter.com/SOsFarQEVr— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) April 29, 2016

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