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San Diego police declare ‘unlawful assembly’ as Trump supporters, counter-protesters face off


Around 50 Trump supporters and 200 counter-protesters
faced off


San Diego police declared an unlawful assembly as Trump
supporters and counter-protesters faced off Saturday,
according to reports.


The protest also prompted police to warn residents to stay
away from the Pacific Beach intersection “due to acts of
violence.”


Local affiliate FOX 5 San Diego tweeted a number of
pictures and videos of the event, showing the two groups,
and police trying to keep the situation from escalating.


“Rocks & bottles are being thrown at officers,” the police
tweeted. “Pepper spray (OC) from the crowd is being
sprayed towards officers.”


The police promised that “actions will be taken” against
those attacking police.



Around 50 pro-Trump demonstrators and 200 counter-
protesters faced off, according to KPBS . The protests
started around 1 p.m.


All groups appeared to leave the area by 6 p.m., and police
said they would arrest anyone who returned or remained in
the area.


At least three people were arrested for refusing to disperse,
according to NBC 7 San Diego .



In a video posted online, a group of black-clad protesters,
one displaying an “Antifascist Action” banner, could be
heard chanting “racists go home” at the entrance to Crystal
Pier.


Peter Aitken is a New York born-and-raised reporter with a
focus on national and global news.

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