Mexican flag-waving protesters clash with cops at California Trump rally
– DailyMail UK
Photo Credit: LA Times |
“Police clashed with hundreds of protesters outside Donald Trump’s rally in Southern California on Thursday night.
At least one police car was smashed up as hundreds of demonstrators – many of them waving Mexican flags – took to the streets outside the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, Orange County where Trump was speaking.
The protesters flooded the street outside the amphitheater with some stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to Trump – bringing traffic to a halt and creating a tense standoff with authorities.
One Trump supporter was pictured with a bloody facing after clashing with the anti-Trump activists, many of whom were young Hispanic people.
The violence in Southern California where Latinos make up a large segment of the population suggests Trump may face more of this in the days to come, as he campaigns ahead of the state’s June 7 primary.”
…Continue reading @ DailyMail UK
– Great photos and overnight coverage. It would be a profound mistake to confuse all Latinos with those supporting illegal alien immigration. The objectives and goals certainly run counter to those legal residents and citizens who support Donald Trump.
In Mexico the word for ‘pet’ is mascota or mascot. I certainly hope those protestors waving the Mexican flag are treating it like a pet, like a mascot at a soccer match. Because if it is not waved lightly, but instead with anger and aggression in a foreign land, it becomes a symbol not of frivolity but of menace and invasion. /CJ
Anti-Trump Protests Rage, Mexican Flags Fly Outside CA Trump Rally
“Angry protesters swarmed outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Costa Mesa, California Thursday night, drawing scores of police in riot gear and on horseback as Trump supporters responded singing God bless America and the Star Spangled Banner.
Thousands of Trump supporters were turned away as the venue reached capacity. First hand accounts from those stuck outside counted the initial wave of protesters at 70, but the crowd grew into the hundreds.
Trump supporter Walter Krokosz told Breitbart News, “They were very aggressive. When we were leaving there were a lot of people in cars, Mexican flags hanging out the windows. A guy was doing donuts and the intersection was shut down. We saw people marching through the intersection.” Krokosz is a legal immigrant from Poland and a veteran of the U.S. Army, retired Chief Petty Officer.
Trump supporters outside the rally sang patriotic songs. A group of 8 to 12-year-old kids for Trump called out cheers. One cheer blasted Obamacare.
“The Trump supporters were the peaceful people singing patriotic songs, festive and happy, while the protesters were very angry and high aggression. We were in line sharing stories as Wally gave away pins and shared stories of military service,” rally attendee Terry Krokosz told Breitbart News.
At least one police car was vandalized, its windshield smashed. A man jumped on top of the vehicle in an effort to cause more damage. Then a group attempted to flip the car,according to CBS News.”
…Continue reading more @ Breitbart.com
– Good commenting section as well tonight. / CJ