By Natalie Dickinson:Occupy Democrats
This shocking new video is an important indicator as to why tensions between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters in California are so high. A few days ago, Trump supporters at a San Diego rally openly attacked protesters with pepper-spray, causing several injuries and grievous pain on those involved. The laughs of joy and the excitement the Trumpcoats clearly feel from inflicting pain on minorities is extremely disturbing to see. These pictures of the victims speak louder than any political analysis of the violence ever could:
Gawker recently published this description of the incident from photographer Jimi Giannatti, which clearly places the blame – and the provocation of violence – on racist Trump supporters out to pick a fight.
What happened was ALL Trump protestors were forced across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and NO protestors were allowed near it. There was a HUGE police presence. This segregation of pro-Trumpers and anti-Trumpers continued all day until the Trump rally ended in the Convention Center – THEN a huge contingent of Trump supporters (mostly younger males) made their way unencumbered by the SDPD over across the train tracks and towards downtown and began harassing the anti-Trumpers who had been there peacefully all day – and I mean aggressively challenging them to fights, cursing, etc. All with the cops standing mere feet away from them with their backs turned.
In my photo you see the aftermath to where some extremely passionate hispanic anti-Trumpers were defending their choice to protest Trump to the hating pro-Trumpers and were met by a sneak attack, completely acting in concert, spraying of pepper spray by the two guys in the pic. The pepper spray went everywhere – you cans see it’s direction bending in the shot by the strong winds that day – Several people, including myself, experienced an instant burning in our lungs an extreme burning to our eyes.
While last night’s egg-throwing incident is not to be applauded, one can’t help but understand why these protesters feel so angry and frustrated towards the hateful bigots on the other side of the fence.
Watch the video of the incident here: