Huntington Beach police declared an unlawful assembly in Downtown Huntington Beach, California, Sunday afternoon following a "White Lives Matter" rally that resulted in social unrest.
Hundreds of people gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach for the event, but it appeared counter-protesters (representing Black Lives Matter) also showed up in numbers. Members of various factions clashed, and that was the time when police declared an unlawful assembly at the nearby 5th Street and Walnut Avenue intersection.
L.A. Daily News' Josh Cain documented some of the unrest this afternoon. He called it "total chaos" as "fights broke out" between protesters and counter-protesters.
More random fights broke out between protesters and counter-protesters.
KCBS 2's John Schreiber tweeted a video where it appears all hell broke out between White Lives Matter members and counter-protesters. It also appears police intervened at that point.
Before the #HuntingtonBeach "White Lives Matter" rally was declared an unlawful assembly, there were fights between protesters and counter-protesters with at least 3 people detained that we saw. Unclear how many total were arrested/detained. @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/hWtKkAvmvn— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) April 11, 2021
So much for President Biden's call for "unity" as the nation remains deeply divided.