Fil-Am supporters welcome Donald Trump to SoCal amid violent protests

COSTA MESA, Calif. – About five weeks until the California primary election, thousands gathered at the Orange County Fairgrounds to see Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

While many supporters were turned away, Mar Catipay and his family arrived hours before the rally.  He said, “He’s making America great again.  He has a lot of energy.”

“I just want him to get an idea of what politics is like,” stated Mary Catipay, Mar’s mother.

During his speech in Orange County last night, the Republican front-runner talked about immigration as well as his other political rivals including Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.  But while Trump spoke to his supporters inside the Orange County Fairgrounds, a series of parking lot protests escalated, bringing in street closure, smoke, and riot gear-clad police.

Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets outside the Orange County Fairgrounds for what became a tense rally. With the crowd growing larger and more unruly, police tried to break up the protest. But the crowd got violent, vandalizing a police car, then nearly tipped it over.  Police eventually came to disperse the crowd arresting at least 17 people.

While some moments got tense, authorities were able to keep anti-Trump protesters and supporters separated for most of the evening.

For immigrant rights advocates, this is not the last time they will be lashing out against Trump. Coincidentally the annual May Day immigrant right rally is just a few days away and they’re already planning on protesting against some of the Republican front-runner’s remarks.

In a little more than a month, Trump will know for sure if the hype — good and bad — from from this Orange County rally will officially translate into votes, as the state’s primary takes place on June 7th.

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  • Amboy
    29 April 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Sick and tired of politicians empty promises..
    Will try Trump this time…

    • Kenikeni
      2 May 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Heck no!!!

  • h
    30 April 2016 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    Fil Am, now your all getting smart, Donald Trump is the real deal he will make Americ strong again and he will kick out the illegals out of our country. And he will build a big wall across the border of Mexico, to keep out the dummy illegal out of our country America.

    • Kenikeni
      2 May 2016 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      Fuck you!! Go back where your Mama came from bitch!!

  • Kenikeni
    2 May 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Y’all Fil-Am Trump supporters are white-wash and air heads. Hehe

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