At least 20 arrested following violent protests after Southern California Trump rally

by  |  published on April 29, 2016

Authorities in Southern California said early Friday that at least 20 people were arrested as protesters created havoc after a Donald Trump rally.

Costa Mesa police confirmed the arrests. Authorities said there were no major injuries and the big crowds had dispersed by 11 p.m. Thursday.

Dozens of protesters were mostly peaceful as the Republican presidential front-runner gave his speech inside the Pacific Amphitheater. The crowds began to get rowdy as the rally was over and demonstrators took to the streets.

One Trump supporter had his face bloodied in a scuffle as he tried to drive out of the area. One man jumped on top of a police car, leaving its front and rear windows smashed and the top dented in and other protesters sprayed graffiti on a police car and the venue’s marquee.

Dozens of cars — including those of Trump supporters trying to leave — were stuck in the street as several hundred demonstrators blocked the road, waved Mexican flags and posed for selfies.

  • Robert Russell

    Put the blame where it belongs the governor of California “Brown , Obama & Democrats” open borders welfare to the greedy not to the needy. Impeach Obama & governor Brown both are worthless. Trump to save America Hillary to prison. LoL!

    • Eleanor Cummings

      HOW much you want to be Brown knew all about the “protesters” — beforehand?

  • Connie Tomas

    Jail them for several.years n no release for good behavior

  • Connie Tomas

    I bet if thise jokers who destroy the police cars n.other things had to pay fori the damages.. The’d think.twice in.destroyimg such. Jail.means nothing to them. But picking.up.trash.on the highways for a couple years might. .or cleaning out commodes all over the cities n.other places .too.

  • Cookie Vranish

    This is not protesting. This is an out of control mob. The police must get out of the coffee shops and start smacking these thugs with billy clubs.; A couple of good stiff hits on the fore-arms or shins will stop them

    • Saved1973

      I think one vehicle with a water cannon would have worked great, less risk of injuries to police also.

    • Reasoned thinker

      Cookie Vranish — Excellent assessment.

  • Triple J Jackson

    And WHY is the News not all over this Blaming Hillary and Bernie??

    • Eleanor Cummings

      Because they know there’s dirty work afoot by the anti-Trump crew.

      Many believe Cruz will give up now? I stilt look for more underhanded tactics from him and his RNC/GOP PAC, and the media. BUT, above all, from old hands at cheating, Ted Cruz and Fiorina


      This one like to blew my mind. I started checking this out a week ago. GLORY BE!!! Ted Cruz is a Christian MESSIAH! Read up on this one folks. Or type into your search engine Cruz and 7 Mt. Dominionism – Once on the internet choose any link you want!


      I hope everyone checks these links out — THEN PASS IT ON!

  • Triple J Jackson

    These people are discussing! Do you see Us acting like that? Hillary and Bernie supporters are Violent Thugs!
    Stop the Violence Bernie And Hillary people you liberals are out of control.
    I’m Making it public I’m scared for my life from liberals ! Liberals are Dangerous and should be banned! I think its time to use their own tactics.


    I am sure that they were paid good money to demonstrate but were they paid by Ted Cruz or George Soros or Hillary Clinton. This thype of conduct is exactly why we need Donald Trump.

    • Reasoned thinker

      ROYSTOLL2 and Patrick Driscoll — I fully agree with Patrick’s position (above) that the “book” should be thrown at those thugs. Also, ROYSTOLL2’s ideas about who is paying for the protesters, etc., and …………… MOST significantly ……….. is ROYSTOLL2’s position posed, that it is because of this sort of conduct, that our country REALLY needs Donald Trump as our President! Go Trump 2016.

  • carroll wood

    Phyllis, brains, how refreshing, agree, my service was not wasted after all, thank you

  • Phyllis

    These tiny protests seem so inconsequential compared to the 35,000 protesters in Germany protesting Obama. After all, they already know from experience how things turn out when a few work to destroy a country for gain. As for the protests today against Trump in CA, flying the Mexican flag? If Mexico is so great why don’t they go back to their beloved country and live under the iron fist of the corrupt Mexican government. Plus, most of the protesters shown on camera were just young kids with too much time on their hands and looked like about 300 in total but the news focused on it so much it made it appear worse than it was. Why aren’t they at some job somewhere working if things are so great under the present policies?

  • Patrick Driscoll

    These rioting idiots should have the book thrown at them. They are so uninformed that it would not surprise me if most if not all, have no idea about the truth or the issues. They are just as dumb as wild animals. Finally someone for obuma to communicate with. Who needs a bunch of mental midgets causing chaos?

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