Roughly two thousand Trump supporters showed up in Huntington Beach, California yesterday to show their continued support for President Trump in the wake of what was unarguably a really bad week for his nascent administration. Of course, it didn't take long for the opposition snowflakes to show up to provoke fights in hopes to progress the narrative that Trump supporters are just a bunch of hateful racists.
One of the scuffles was caught on film here:
As Reuters points out, the fights broke out after just a dozen or so 'counter-protesters' attempted to block the Trump rally's progression. In all, at least 4 snowflakes were arrested for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery...but the Trump supporters are the 'violent' ones, right?
Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica State Beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally.
Four counter-protesters were arrested, three for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery, Kevin Pearsall, a spokesman for the California State Parks Police said on Saturday evening.
The fights appeared to start in the early afternoon when around a dozen anti-Trump protesters dressed in all black refused to move from a bike path to allow a larger group of pro-Trump supporters taking part in the Make America Great Again rally to pass. The confrontation escalated into a fight with more skirmishes quickly breaking out.
At least one person was pepper-sprayed by an anti-Trump protester, Pearsall said. Park police estimated that 2,000 Trump supporters flocked to the stretch of coastline located south of the ocean-side community of Huntington Beach. Around 20 counter-protesters attended, Pearsall said.
Of course, absent the provoked drama, the rally was intended to be a peaceful march along the California beach.
Meanwhile, supporters got a shout out tweet from President Trump for their efforts.
Thanks you for all of the Trump Rallies today. Amazing support. We will all MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017