35 Arrested at Trump San Diego Rally

(Michelle Moons/Breitbart News)

This article first appeared on Fox5 San Diego:

SAN DIEGO — Confrontations between protesters and police erupted in San Diego Friday after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised thousands of supporters that he would offer a strong challenge for heavily Democratic California’s electoral votes in the general election.

As Trump delivered an energetic, 58-minute speech inside the San Diego Convention Center, more than 1,000 protesters representing various opposition groups demonstrated outside.

The protests were mostly peaceful before the speech, but some who later tried to scale a barricade were turned back by police.

After the speech, several confrontations disrupted what had been an orderly dispersal outside the convention center.

Some people in the crowd eventually started throwing things, prompting police to declare an unlawful assembly and begin moving people out of the area. Police in riot gear maintained a huge presence as the crowd moved into the Gaslamp Quarter.

Thirty-five people were arrested during the protests, according to police. No property damage and no injuries were reported.

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