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Angry protest outside Trump rally in California

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Angry protest outside Trump rally in California

<p>There was a turbulent reception for Donald Trump in southern California on Thursday with some 20 demonstrators arrested outside a campaign rally by the Republican frontrunner for the US presidential election.</p> <p>Demonstrators smashed the window of a police squad car, marched in protest and blocked traffic as police in riot gear tried to disperse the crowd in Costa Mesa.</p> <p>The Orange County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrests on its Twitter account, saying that there had been no major injuries.</p> <br /> <br /> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OCSDPIO?src=hash">#OCSDPIO</a> Post Trump Rally Protest over. Approx 20 arrests by Costa Mesa PD. No major injuries. Crowd dispersed by 11pm. No further updates</p>— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) <a href="https://twitter.com/OCSD/status/725928706670137344">29 avril 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <br /> <br /> <p>A Los Angeles Times reporter posted a photo on Twitter of a man wearing a Trump T-shirt with a bloodied face.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump supporter got hurt. <a href="https://t.co/W7t1WDQOGM">pic.twitter.com/W7t1WDQOGM</a></p>— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) <a href="https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/status/725909071417597952">29 avril 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <br /> <br /> <p>A third of the population of Costa Mesa are Hispanic or Latino. So the US presidential hopeful’s platform of deporting illegal immigrants and building a wall along the Mexican border was always going to be a hard sell. </p> <p>Trump is trying to get enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination outright and avoid a contested convention in July. A strong primary win in California for the billionaire on June 7 could thrust him above the delegate count needed.</p> <p>Trump himself seemed happy with the campaign rally, which he said was attended by 31,000 people. </p> <br /> <br /> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thank you Costa Mesa, California! 31,000 people tonight with thousands turned away. I will be back! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Trump2016?src=hash">#Trump2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/4P0tzvZn0e">pic.twitter.com/4P0tzvZn0e</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/725903475133947904">29 avril 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>