Anti-fascist groups swarmed a pro-Trump, “Make America Great Again” rally in California, which ended up erupting in violence: but victory for the right, as one Trump supporter ended up defending himself and hitting a black-clad protestor with a Trump flag, while others called in authorities to get rid of the protestors for inciting the violence.
At least four people were arrested by the end of the march.
As chaos hit, many joined in the fighting. The organizer of the pro-Trump march was seen actively breaking up fights between the marchers and the protesters, only to end up injured herself.
The Daily Mail reports:
Shouts are being bandied about when the fight breaks out, and a Trump fan in a white shirt shoves a photographer who is facing away from him.
One of the anti-fascist protesters then intervenes, getting between the Trump supporter and the photographer – only for the Trump supporter to start punching him repeatedly.
A female Trump supporter in a flag-patterned cowboy hat, later identified by press as organizer Jennifer Sterling, tries to break the pair apart.
But then a third supporter in a grey shirt jumps in behind her and starts hitting the anti-fascist protester as well.
Sterling pulls the grey-shirted man away, just as another figure in black – a thin man with sunglasses and a black hood – appears to pepper-spray them both in the face.
The man disappears off-camera, while Sterling staggers around blindly, calling for help. She falls over and the march continues.
Minutes later, a fourth Trump protester with a beard and Make America Great flag jumps onto the scene.
He begins to pursue the thin man, shouting ‘He sprayed my wife!’
The bearded man swings at the protester, managing to hit him on the shoulder with the flag.
But he is ordered away by another man, who appears to be one of the march’s organizers.
The sporadic fights lasted for around half an hour. Four protesters were arrested and two detained, the OC Register reported.
In total, the march attracted around 2,000 Trump supporters and a handful of protesters.