The pepper-sprayed marchers were seen cringing in pain as other supporters clad in Trump t-shirts helped them. One man in an army green Trump hat angrily chased a protester with an American flag. Police dogs snapped at the protesters as officers in riot gear yelled at the masked men.
One of the sprayers was one of the men in a black mask according to the Los Angeles Times. The supporters reportedly started punching and kicking the man after the attack.
The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 protesters, some of whom began spraying them, according to Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray, he said.
There were several other arrests and two people suffered minor injuries, but Pearsall said he did not immediately have further details.
Trump supporters have learned very quickly to hit back. They’re not going to tolerate being pepper sprayed or letting old people be beat up.
The antifa might have got away with it once or twice or a dozen times, but the people who put up with that last week, may not be so inclined to put up with it again this week or the next or the next. Keep pushing and the pendulum swings. Push hard enough and you may very well have pushed yourself out of a helicopter.
Just listen to what they’re chanting.