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14 Arrested As Trump Protesters Clash With Police Outside Rally Once Again

The protesters were met with a strong show of force, with police on horseback and in riot gear as the Republican presidential candidate spoke in Anaheim, California.

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Nine adults and five juveniles were arrested Wednesday during a Donald Trump rally in Anaheim, California, as police worked to move protesters outside of the resort area, which is home to Disneyland.

The confrontation came one day after similar scenes on a larger scale played out at a Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Protesters there pushed through police barricades outside the rally and were seen throwing rocks and bottles at officers.

Demonstration has grown outside @realDonaldTrump rally in Anaheim. Live now w @GaryandShannon @KFIAM640


Meanwhile, protesters outside held signs and beheaded a Trump piñata. They were joined by large numbers of media and police.

Protesters pummel a pinata outside a Donald Trump rally in Southern California

Ahead of the rally, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada warned protesters against violence, adding that officials would be quick to call an unlawful assembly if demonstrators blocked sidewalks, interfered with traffic, advocated violence, or participated in other lawless activity.


After the rally ended, protesters remained and police declared an unlawful assembly. Officers in riot gear and horseback formed lines and then started to disperse the crowd.

Law officials in riot gear move in, telling crowd to disperse. "Keep moving. Get back," they shout at #TrumpRally

The protesters and police lines shut down a major street as authorities attempted to move people away from the resort area. Hotels near the convention center went on lock down.

Katella walled off. A ton of law enforcement coming to back up

Several reporters at the scene said some protesters threw rocks or bottles. Police later said 14 people had been arrested over the course of the event.


Still a large police presence in Anaheim near Disneyland hours after #TrumpRally ends. @KNX1070

In February, three people were stabbed after KKK members and opponents clashed at a park. In 2012, hundreds of people were involved in violent unrest in response to a series of fatal police shootings.

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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