David Lujan, 19: "I'm protesting because I want equal rights for everybody, and I want peaceful protest." pic.twitter.com/4gL44elexq
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) April 29, 2016
Police arrested 20 people on Thursday night outside of a Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa.
There was no disturbances inside the venue, but outside violence erupted as protestors mixed with supporters outside of the Orange County Fairgrounds, reports ABC 7.
People were seen jumping on police cars, throwing rocks and water bottles at cops, and someone was even doing donuts in the middle of the crowd:
“Well, I don’t think anybody anticipated this, but when you get a lot of people angry and you get a lot of hatred out in the world, sometimes people need to speak up,” said protester Rachel Serfati of Riverside.
— Chelsea Edwards (@abc7chelsea) April 29, 2016
O.C. Sheriff’s Department Lt. Mark Stichter told the Orange County Register that 200 officers were on the scene.
“This is the beginning of a movement,” Chris Luna, 24, of Tustin told the newspaper. “Trump can’t take away our country.”Thank you for your support of Cactus Hugs. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date.