Crowd at Trump Rally Turns Violent, 35 Arrested in Aftermath - NBC 7 San Diego

Crowd at Trump Rally Turns Violent, 35 Arrested in Aftermath

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    35 Arrested in Trump Rally Protests in San Diego

    Hours after Donald Trump’s rally in San Diego, violent protests continued on the streets of downtown. A total of 35 people were arrested in what police declared “unlawful assembly.” NBC 7’s Omari Fleming reports. (Published Saturday, May 28, 2016)

    Hours after Donald Trump’s rally at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, police were still forced to deal with protestors miles away in Barrio Logan.

    Punches were thrown as Trump supporters and protestors squared off.

    A wall of police officers following protestors down Harbor Drive were forced to take demonstrators down and handcuff them.

    Police say 35 arrests were made during the protests.

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    (Published Friday, May 27, 2016)

    Despite the violence after the rally, there was lots of spirited debate and verbal sparring before Trump took the stage around 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center.

    But when the rally let out, police in riot gear moved in, corralling the growing, unruly crowd on L Street between 5th and 6th streets.

    As Trump supporters chanted “Build a Wall! Build a Wall,” on one side of the street, protestors were kept in a separate zone designated by police.

    But that didn’t stop bottles of water, paper and lighters from flying.

    At one point, officers were forced to move in and rescue an older gentleman swallowed by the crowd.

    Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman says when fights erupted, the decision was made to declare an unlawful assembly.

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    She says officers will remain in the Gaslamp Quarter throughout the night.