Anti-Trump Mob Hunts Trump Fans Like Prey Then Assault Police
Trump Supporters Getting Attacked In San Jose by Anti-Trump Supporters.
More reports of assaults and mob violence by anti-Trump protesters on Thursday evening continue to emerge from San Jose, where groups of men attacked Trump supporters emerging from a rally, even pursuing them to their cars in the parking lot.
Outside Trump rally protestors chased down this kid and tackled him. When he got up we pointed him to police. pic.twitter.com/83O2oNzcMx
— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) June 3, 2016
CBS San Francisco reports that a police officer was assaulted during the violence before law enforcement regained control.
Police Officer Assaulted, Punches Thrown After San Jose Trump Rally
DONALD Trump protesters blocked traffic and scuffled with Trump supporters after the presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose Thursday night.
There were also numerous reports that police initially refrained from stopping violence against Trump supporters. From KPIX:
Protesters followed Trump supporters to their cars as they left the convention center. Around the corner and away from police protection on San Carlos Street, a mob mentality took over.
A young man wearing a “Build The Wall” T-shirt was assaulted by several young men. Fearing for the man’s safety, KPIX reporter Len Ramirez yelled at him to get away.
For several minutes, there was no police presence and protesters thumped Trump supporters’ cars in the parking garage as they tried to leave …
Another young man was chased down like prey. He ran until finding some police officers who stopped his attackers.
#Trump supporters being attacked in San Jose
Breitbart News was present when the mob began to become unruly before Trump’s speech, shouting obscenities and destroying an American flag.
The Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigns both condemned the violence. Supporters of both, particularly Sanders, were visible in the crowd of protesters outside the Trump event.