L.A. Times: Anti-Trump Protesters Block Traffic, Hurl Debris at Orange County Rally

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From the Los Angeles Times:

Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night.

Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags and voicing opposition to Donald Trump.

“Dump the Trump,” said one sign.

Video footage showed some anti-Trump demonstrators hurling debris at a passing pickup truck. One group of protesters carried benches and blocked the entrance to the 55 Freeway along Newport Boulevard, with some tossing rocks on motorists near the onramp.

Officers clad in riot gear from the Costa Mesa Police Department lined up across a roadway and announced to demonstrators to clear the roadway.

Earlier in the evening, the rally at the Orange County Fairgrounds drew a throng of faithful supporters who proudly showed their allegiance to the leading Republican presidential candidate.

In a campaign in which Trump and his supporters have been derided for marginalizing women, Latinos and other ethnic groups, the crowd gathering around the candidate at the advertised their minority status.

One man waved his “Gays for Trump” sign while other Trump faithful swapped high-fives as they carried homemade signs reading, “Latinos for Trump.” Another sign said, “Black Christian Women for Trump.”

Even a group of girls demanded a repeal of Obamacare as they wore white T-shirts with chunky black letters: “Kids for Trump.”

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