Police clashed with protesters outside a Donald Trump rally Friday afternoon in San Diego, with officers at times using batons against demonstrators in their efforts to maintain order.
Watch: Protesters outside Trump rally start to attack SD police officers, who hit back. https://t.co/4bSZHVQAck— Jacob Rascon (@Jacob Rascon)1464386086.0
Crowds chanted slogans like "f*** Donald Trump" and "dump Trump" in the streets. In one instance, protesters burned a "Make America Great Again" hat.
Protesters burn a make America Great Again hat https://t.co/valfvq4Pcl— Jeremy Diamond (@Jeremy Diamond)1464391129.0
Trump supporters also clashed with protesters, ultimately reaching a boiling point when both sides starting throwing objects at each other.
Supporters & protesters now throwing bottles & other objects at each other https://t.co/HOpZvZc5Yr— Jeremy Diamond (@Jeremy Diamond)1464393225.0
As bottles fly between protesters & Trump supporters, police move in forcefully, pushing people back with batons https://t.co/o9djxKAHAh— Jeremy Diamond (@Jeremy Diamond)1464394328.0
The demonstrations were eventually declared to be unlawful and police worked to put an end to them, arresting those who refused to comply.
Due to violence and physical confrontation in the crowd. Officers are now moving into the area. Dispersal orders have been given.— San Diego Police Department (@San Diego Police Department)1464392959.0
JUST IN: Protesters clash outside Trump rally. San Diego police declare protest unlawful. Tune in to MSNBC. https://t.co/gciT2Enice— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1464393154.0
Police make good on warning, detain protesters and shoot pepper spray balls. https://t.co/HcmKmsptwk— Jacob Rascon (@Jacob Rascon)1464399864.0
At least three individuals were arrested and 18 received medical attention, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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