Arrests after pro-Trump rally turns violent

  • 26/03/2017

Several people have been arrested after fights broke out during a 'Make America Great Again' march and rally in support of US President Donald Trump.

Confrontations and scuffles occurred between pro-Trump and anti-Trump protesters at Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday, just after 12:30pm (local time).

Three people were arrested suspected of illegally using pepper spray, Captain Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police told the Associated Press. No serious injuries were reported.

A pro-Trump protester gets punched (Getty)
A pro-Trump protester gets punched (Getty)

The rally billed itself as supporting not only Mr Trump, but veterans, law enforcement and first responders.

The march was one of dozens planned across the country. A smaller event was scheduled in Hollywood, with participants expected to march to Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Pro-Trump protesters (Getty)
Pro-Trump protesters (Getty)

A pro-Trump demonstration in Philadelphia was shut down by police after clashing with anti-Trump protesters.

Organisers predicted about 3000 participants taking part in the march along Pacific Coast Highway at Bolsa Chica State Beach.

The event was originally planned at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa, but officials there decided to close down for the weekend, fearing a potential clash between participants and anti-Trump protesters.

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