3 arrests made at Huntington Beach pro-Trump rally following clash with counter-protesters

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Supporters of President Donald Trump demonstrated in Huntington Beach and Hollywood Saturday.

The Make America Great Again rallies drew about 2,000 people. They marched along the coast starting from Warner Avenue off Pacific Coast Highway. Hollywood protestors gathered outside the Hollywood/Vine station and rallied before marching to Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“We are here to get together to show our gratitude for our law enforcement, military, president, vice president and anyone who puts their life on the line every day to make America great,” said Jennifer Sterling, one of the organizers of the Huntington Beach march.

Demonstrators in Huntington Beach were met by counter-protestors, exchanging blows and pepper spray, video from demonstrators showed. Outnumbered, violent anti-Trump demonstrators were chased away. One individual jumped a fence onto PCH to evade pro-Trump protestors.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray, according to Capt. Kevin Pearsall of California State Parks Police.

A livestream of the rally in Hollywood showed pro-Trump demonstrators frustrated when someone sat on the Trump’s star on the Walk of Fame. Demonstrators forcibly removed him and proclaimed, “the star is now safe.”

This story has been updated.

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