Man at rally beaten with Trump sign

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The demon­stra­tion Satur­day was large but peace­ful — 2,000 flag-wav­ing sup­port­ers of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump walk­ing and chant­ing along Bolsa Chica State Beach in California. Then they caught sight of the coun­ter­protesters. The melee that fol­lowed was cap­tured in a pro­fan­ity-filled video — a vi­o­lent episode among dozens of peace­ful demon­stra­tions across the coun­try. When the California scuf­fle was over, two peo­ple had mi­nor in­juries that didn’t re­quire med­i­cal at­ten­tion, author­i­ties. Three peo­ple were ar­rested and charged with us­ing il­le­gal pep­per spray; a fourth was charged with as­sault and bat­tery. The video de­tailed the vi­o­lence: One man was held down to the ground and punched and hit in the face with pep­per spray. Later, another man was hit over the head again and again with a “Make Amer­ica Great Again” sign.

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