HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — A Trump march and rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach turned violent at some points Saturday afternoon as protesters attended the event.
The “Make America Great Again” march started around noon, and police said about 2,000 Trump supporters attended.
About 30 to 40 protesters, some from the Socialist Party USA, headed to the event to have their voices heard.
The march started out peaceful, but violence soon erupted when the protesters and supporters met. At one point, a woman was punched in the face by a man. An anti-Trump protester was then doused with pepper spray and other acts of violence were sparked.
The protesters wore masks and some were tackled, punched and kicked. One man who was beaten ended up jumping over a fence and running toward officers in an effort to get away from the crowd.
One protester, who wore his mask on camera, said it was a dangerous situation for them to be in.