On Saturday, a pro-Trump protest outside of the California Democrats convention became violent when far-left individuals locked horns with the the conservative demonstrators.
Outside the Long Beach Convention Center, Trump supporters were shouting “Four more years!” through bullhorns, according to Fox News. Two liberals weren’t keen on the protest and began “harassing” the Trump fans, according to one of the protesters.
“It happened really fast,” Raul Rodriguez Jr. a supporter of the president, said. He added that he believes the anti-Trump protesters began the fight.
— Stephen Carr (@Carrphotos) November 16, 2019
According to Rodriguez, the confrontation started after he turned on the siren on his bullhorn. He said that one of the far-left instigators didn’t take too kindly to the siren, which made him to grab the bull horn and put it in Rodriguez’ face. Another Trump supporter had to jump in to defend Rodriguez once the anti-Trump activist took a swing at him.
That’s when a full-on brawl occurred and a manual scooter was used to hit a Trump supporter in the face.
Police eventually arrived to the scene, where bloodied protesters continued to fight. Three were arrested on “suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm.”
The Long Beach Police Department issued a tweet after the incident, stating they are “committed to ensuring everyone’s 1st Amendment rights, but we also want to remind you that any violence of any kind will not be tolerated in our community.”
At around 11:25AM we responded to the area of Pine/Ocean for reports of a fight. 3 suspects in custody. #LBPD is committed to ensuring everyone’s 1st Amendment rights, but we also want to remind you that any violence of any kind will not be tolerated in our community.
— Long Beach PD (CA) (@LBPD) November 16, 2019
This is the latest in a string of attacks against supporters of President Donald Trump. Earlier this year, Republicans in the House of Representatives documented all attacks on Trump supporters since Trump announced he was running in 2015.
They found over 400 incidents. You can view them all here.
What will it take for emotions to subside on the left? The impeachment of President Trump? A White House victory in 2020? How high will the anger at President Trump’s agenda continue to rise if he secures another four years in office?