20 People Arrested When Protesters Take to Streets After Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa
There were fights and a police cruiser was damaged.
Protesters and supporters clashed in the streets of Costa Mesa on Thursday night after a Donald Trump rally.
About 20 people were arrested, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The GOP presidential frontrunner spoke at the OC Fair & Event Center, which is the area where the unruly crowd gathered.
Post Trump Rally protests in street at Fair&Fairview CM- law enforcement attempting to disperse crowd. No arrests pic.twitter.com/aJT4HGzepK— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) April 29, 2016
Video from the clash showed some fights among the crowd and property damage done, including the windows of a police cruiser being broken out.
Police officers in tactical and riot gear were deployed to the area to control the crowd, video footage showed.
Rojelio Banuelos, a 26-year-old student, carrying a sign that read, "Liberation not deportation" told CNN, "I'm against Trump's nativist and nationalistic agenda, which divides people and is very hateful of the other."