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Trump Supporters Attacked When Leaving Rally

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Jun 03
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Protesters at a rally for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attacked Trump supporters, injuring a dozen or more people, according to


Trump gave a 50-minute speech at a rally in San Jose, California, reportedly criticizing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, and calling the speech she gave earlier in the day “pathetic” and “sad to watch.”


As attendees at the rally streamed out of the San Jose Convention Center, protesters allegedly started a fight. Police reportedly monitored the crowd for 90 minutes before stepping in and making arrests. 


Protesters punched Trump supporters, pelted them with eggs, and banged on their vehicles. However, police reported that there was no major injuries or property damage.


San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo, who supports Hillary Clinton, stated, "Our police officers have done an extremely courageous and professional job so far. We're all still holding our breath to see the outcome of this dangerous and explosive situation."


Liccardo blamed the violence at the rally on Trump: “At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign," he said.


Although even many Republicans have expressed hesitation in supporting Trump, polls show that more and more are beginning to accept him as the Republican nominee. 


As previously reported, House Speaker Paul Ryan recently endorsed Trump after a lengthy deliberation.



Publication date: June 3, 2016