Students at Bonita Vista High School had an unforgettable senior prom in the Gaslamp Quarter Friday, that’s for sure.
As if getting to the area, finding parking and walking around in 4-inch heels wasn't difficult enough. Students had to weave through police barricades and thousands of protesters who had flooded the streets of downtown San Diego in opposition of a rally held by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Friday evening, protesters of Trump filled downtown near the Convention Center. Chaos broke out later in the afternoon when some threw rocks and bottles at police and Trump supporters.
Bonita Vista High School couple Patrick Garduno and Vienna Chavez were late to their dinner reservation.
“They can’t even let us into the restaurant so we have to walk all the way around and we’re late. Honestly, I wish everyone would just go away,” said Chavez.
By the time prom rolled around, most of the protesters had left the area.
One parent told NBC 7, parking was even worse.
"Absolutely awful. I had to pay $25 for parking just to take them to dinner," parent Celia Cunningham said.
Students told NBC 7 it was night to remember and definitely one they won’t forget.