June 3, 2016 at 4:09 am #20305proud2baconservativeSpectator
A group of protesters attacked Donald Trump supporters who were leaving the candidate’s rally in San Jose on Thursday night. A dozen or more people were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg and Trump hats grabbed from supporters were set on fire on the ground.
Police stood their ground at first but after about 90 minutes moved into the remaining crowd to break it up and make arrests. At least four people were taken into custody, though police didn’t release total arrest figures Thursday night. One officer was assaulted, police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.
There were no immediate reports of injuries and no major property damage, police said.
The crowd, which had numbered over 300 just after the rally, had thinned significantly but those that remained, filling about a city block near the San Jose Convention Center, were rowdy and angry.
Some banged on the cars of Trump supporters as they left the rally and chased after those on foot to frighten them.
Note the response of Democratic, Hillary supporting mayor of San Jose:
“At some point Donald Trump needs to take responsibility for the irresponsible behavior of his campaign,” Liccardo said.
That’s like blaming the rape victim for dressing provocatively.
Trump supporters were on the receiving end of punches and were the ones whose free speech rights were being violated.June 3, 2016 at 6:58 am #20307edselehrParticipant
I’m not going to defend violence of any kind.
But the right has to get off the victimhood trope that if a group of people rallies and shouts against Trump or his supporters that their free speech rights are being violated. They are not. The first amendment only says that government cannot take away your freedom of speech.
Where in this case was government denying Trump supporters the right to speak?June 3, 2016 at 8:34 am #20308AmusParticipant
These are Agent Provocateurs from the Trump campaign.
Count on it.June 3, 2016 at 10:25 am #20310LurkingGrendelParticipant
Ah, the cry of the bigot: “My first amendment rights are being violated”!
No-one’s free speech is being violated, you ignoramus.
Trump’s supporters are free to be every bit as loudly bigoted, racist, misogynist, and offensively ignorant as their candidate.
That in turn will often engender a loud and challenging response.
And unlike your fascist demagogue, Hillary Clinton has loudly condemned violence of any kind. Trump, as we all know and is easily cited and documentable, has actively incited violence and continues to tacitly encourage it among his white power followers.
Nice to see you’re still the same lying, hypocritical, manipulative douche nozzle you’ eve always been, F&B.June 5, 2016 at 9:23 am #20372AmusParticipant
Vox has a really good take on the violence at Trump rallies. Both pro and anti.
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