Protestors Turn Violent at Donald Trump Rally in San Jose, California
A large group of protestors have descended upon Donald Trump supporters leaving a rally for the Republican Nominee in San Jose, California.
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) June 3, 2016
According to a CBS report, at least four protestors of the few hundred in attendance have been taken into custody after the rally, which took place during the evening hours on June 2 outside of the San Jose Convention Center.
Rally last night in San Jose was great. Tremendous love and enthusiasm in the hall. Big crowd. Outside, small group of thugs burned Am flag!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 3, 2016
There was reportedly car damage, egg- and bottle-throwing, and several physical attacks during the protest. Several photos posted to social media show the rally goers burning Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats, and one protester even burning the American flag.
Protesters cornering Trump supporters as they leave. This woman taunted them. They cornered her & threw eggs at her pic.twitter.com/MiDGDBkKIo
— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) June 3, 2016
NBC News reported that even one police officer had been assaulted due to the ruckus.
Police rush protesters, plainclothes officer tackles one, who is then surrounded and detained. pic.twitter.com/Zwo05DZMLQ
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) June 3, 2016
I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA pic.twitter.com/LwaWyeYZfq
— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) June 3, 2016
In other Donald Trump news: After months of saying he wasn’t ready to endorse the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan published an op-ed in his hometown paper announcing that he is going to vote for Donald Trump in the fall—and Megyn Kelly sparked a renewal of criticism against Donald Trump after he accused a judge of being biased because he was ‘Mexican.’