Man at rally beaten with Trump sign
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.