Anti-Trump Protesters Attack Cop Car Outside California Rally

Violence erupts as Trump draws over 30,000 in Orange County
By Steven Klett
Steven Klett
Steven Klett
April 29, 2016 Updated: April 29, 2016

Outside a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, California, chaos broke out as anti-Trump protesters rioted.

A video of the violence shows protesters breaking a cop cruiser’s windows, jumping on the top of the car, and at one point, trying to flip the vehicle. 

Approximately 20 people got arrested and there were no major injuries, reported the local police. 

“I’m protesting because I want equal rights for everybody, and I want peaceful protest,” said 19-year-old Daniel Lujan, one of hundreds of mostly younger Latino protester said to the Los Angeles Times.

“This is the anger people have against Trump,” said another protester, Jose Cruz, 21, as he pointed to the protesters running in the middle of the street.

Colby Nicholson, 30, who described himself as a Trump supporter and was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, said to the LA Times:

“These people are stupid, but Americans are not stupid in general. These are all underage Mexican high schoolers who have nothing to do.” 

One CNN reporter shared a photo of a Trump supporter who was punched in the face. 

Inside the rally, Trump made no reference to the violence outside, instead saying to the audience, “Our rallies are the safest place to be on Earth, believe me. 31,000 people tonight, and we have thousands of people outside where they can’t get in.”

He also posted a picture of an aerial view of the amphitheater on his Twitter account. 

California is voting in the primaries on the last day of the Republican primaries, June 7. There are 172 delegates at stake in the state.