Police arrested two anti-Trump protesters, one who allegedly assaulted a Trump supporter with a pipe, during a clash between the two groups at a rally this afternoon in Tujunga.
Trump supporters rallying in the 6200 block of Foothill Boulevard, near Lowell Avenue, were confronted by activists around 3 p.m. when the group of about 200 counter protesters began to clash with Trump supporters demonstrating on a sidewalk, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The activists were with Against Bigotry Responding With Action.
"At some point during this altercation, a counter-protester struck a Trump supporter with a pipe," the department said in a statement.
"While officers were attempting to take the suspect into custody for an assault with a deadly weapon, a second counter-protestor began to interfere with officers to prevent them from making the arrest." Police ultimately took both suspects into custody.
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An unlawful assembly was declared and both groups were advised to leave the area, at which time objects were thrown at officers trying to clear the area and less-lethal munitions were used to disperse the crowd. Both groups left the location by about 6 p.m., police said.
Footage from the scene also showed smoke bombs being hurled between the two sides.
On Friday, Trump supporters chanted "Four More Years," and one group had a large float that read "Trump Unity," while counter protesters held signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and "White Silence is Violence."
In a video on Twitter of a previous rally at the location, a far-right demonstrator is seen doing a Nazi salute at a counter protester.