Amid left-wing protests last week at California State University, Chico — which included a leftist caught on video apparently hitting the president of the Chico State Republicans — a small group of young, black supporters of President Donald Trump stood up to a left-wing mob harassing and shouting them down while video was rolling.
One black Trump supporter extends his left arm toward a protester as the pair argueImage source: Twitter video screenshot
A reporter from campus newspaper the Orion said the "family of black Trump supporters" received "verbal harassment from protesters and nearly engaged in a fight."
'You look like a clown!'
In the beginning of the clip, one protester standing atop a small wall repeatedly yelled at the black Trump supporters, "You look like a clown!" Later it became the protesters' chant against them.
One black Trump supporter wore as a cape the iconic yellow Gadsden flag — with its "Don't Tread on Me" and snake insignia — and challenged the protesters to provide evidence of racism, presumably on the part of Trump.
The left-wing protesters — who far outnumbered the black Trump supporters — also chanted, "Do better!"
Here's the clip. ( Content warning: Language):
The crowd got angry towards black Trump supporterd and things got tense. @theorion_news https://t.co/LupeywhRx4— Julian Mendoza (@Julian Mendoza)1574405890.0
The broader left-wing protests were against a Walk Away campaign being held in a campus auditorium sponsored by the College Republicans, the Orion reported.