Riots in San Jose: Protesters attack Donald Trump supporters after rally — The Rider Report

via Riots in San Jose: Protesters attack Donald Trump supporters after rally — The Rider Report

Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters.

Protesters jumped on cars, pelted Trump supporters with eggs and water balloons, snatched signs and stole “Make America Great” hats off supporters’ heads before burning the hats and snapping selfies with the charred remains.

Several people were caught on camera punching Trump supporters. At least one attacker was arrested, according to CNN, although police did not release much information.

“The San Jose Police Department made a few arrests tonight after the Donald Trump Rally,” police said in a statement. “As of this time, we do not have specific information on the arrests made. There has been no significant property damage reported. One officer was assaulted.”

Before the event, the San Jose Police Department issued a press release saying it “recognizes and respects everyone’s right to express their First Amendment [rights], and we will do everything possible to ensure the event is safe for all attendees and surrounding neighborhoods.”

As the night unfolded, however, it became clear that the chaos seen at Trump campaign stops across the country had found its way to San Jose.

Trump supporters were surrounded and, in several cases, attacked as they left the rally.

 

Another Trump rally, another riot follows. It happened in Albuquerque, and last month in Costa Mesa. Now let’s be clear here: these are not protests. They are organized riots. There’s a huge difference between your typical anti-whatever protest, and violently attacking, assaulting, and threatening people who don’t believe in your ideology.

Riots in San Jose: Protesters attack Donald Trump supporters after rally

Washington Post – Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in downtown San Jose spun out of control Thursday night when some demonstrators attacked the candidate’s supporters.

Protesters jumped on cars, pelted Trump supporters with eggs and water balloons, snatched signs and stole “Make America Great” hats off supporters’ heads before burning the hats and snapping selfies with the charred remains.

Several people were caught on camera punching Trump supporters. At least one attacker was arrested, according to CNN, although police did not release much information.

“The San Jose Police Department made a few arrests tonight after the Donald Trump Rally,” police said in a statement. “As of this time, we do not have specific information on the arrests made. There has been no significant property damage reported. One officer was assaulted.”

Before the event, the San Jose Police Department issued a press release saying it “recognizes and respects everyone’s right to express their First Amendment [rights], and we will do everything possible to ensure the event is safe for all attendees and surrounding neighborhoods.”

As the night unfolded, however, it became clear that the chaos seen at Trump campaign stops across the country had found its way to San Jose.

Trump supporters were surrounded and, in several cases, attacked as they left the rally.

 

Another Trump rally, another riot follows. It happened in Albuquerque, and last month in Costa Mesa. Now let’s be clear here: these are not protests. They are organized riots. There’s a huge difference between your typical anti-whatever protest, and violently attacking, assaulting, and threatening people who don’t believe in your ideology.

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I called 911 but no one answered. Donald trump protest in San Jose, CA

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Protesters rushed a parking garage. Destroying the barricades near the rally

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Our video of Trump supporter who says he was beaten up coming out of @realDonaldTrump rally.

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They shout “nazis go home” and bang on hood of police vehicle

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Outside Trump rally protestors chased down this kid and tackled him. When he got up we pointed him to police.

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Cops standing by as a trump supporter is chased by protesters

Watch: The moment a Trump supporter, surrounded by protesters, is egged in the face, hit by other food.

 

But don’t worry everyone! San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said the police did a great job!

“Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told The Associated Press by phone. “We’re all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation.”

Nothing says great job like fires in the streets and the unfunny egg to the face. Good policing also means that they don’t leave when being called Nazi’s by rioters.

The sad part, too, is that we have a great example from just a week ago as to how you handle an anti-Trump protest from Anaheim:

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