By TJ Cantamessa
Protesters and supporters of Donald Trump clashed in the streets of San Jose, California, Thursday night after the presumptive GOP nominee held a rally.
Protesters waved Mexican flags and one could be seen burning an American flag, with another burning Trump’s “Make America Great Hat.” Some chanted “F— Donald Trump” and “Donald Trump has got to go” outside the San Jose Convention Center, where Trump held his rally. Scuffles broke out between pro and anti-Trump demonstrators. At one point, a man was punched and knocked to the ground and police arrested the man that punched him. In another instance, demonstrators closed in on a Trump supporter and started punching him in the face, and a Trump protester tried to protect the man being attacked and help him and other Trump supporters move safely through the crowd.
Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta condemned reports of violence on Twitter, writing, “Violence against supporters of any candidate has no place in this election.” I spoke with a woman named Donna Marquez, she said, “I don’t think it is right that all these people are interrupting a Trump rally, you don’t see all of the Trump supporters interrupting Hillary and Bernie rallies. It’s just not fair and they need to learn some respect. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.” The woman then said that she does not care about politics that much but she just wanted to see everyone get along and do it without violence.