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Anti-Trump Protest In Orange County Got So Chaotic 17 People Were Arrested

Donald Trump had a rally in Orange County, Calif., this week and things got wild, weird and violent. As Trump addressed thousands inside the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, hundreds of protesters raged outside, causing some serious traffic and damage to police cruisers parked outside the venue. The protest escalated so quickly that authorities seemed to be caught off guard.

The protest started with scenes we are already too used to seeing from Donald Trump rallies.

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You either really love Trump or you really hate Trump. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground forming in this campaign.

Both sides were clearly heated and willing to scream and yell to get their point across.

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And, tbh, it isn’t a Trump rally if the candidate doesn’t overly exaggerate the turn out.

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According to Trump, 31,000 people showed up to Pacific Amphitheatre for his rally. Google “Pacific Amphitheatre capacity.” We’ll wait.

And someone finally decided to call him out on it.

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That person was Matt Pearce, a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

#Slayyyyy

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And he even included a picture.

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Dale, bro!

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Maybe Trump thought the protesters were there for his rally?

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It wasn’t long till things started to get a little wacky, as protesters started line dancing.

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It low key looked like someone’s tío turned on “Payaso del Rodeo” by Caballo Dorado, and the crowd responded.

And not one…

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…but TWO people did doughnuts in the middle of the protesting crowd.

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That seems pretty unsafe…

It wasn’t long until the protesters took to the streets and blocked traffic heading to the freeway.

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And they even ended up attacking motorists.

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“Rallies that take to the streets are usually led by a group, and are not wild and all over the place like tonight,” David Villanueva, a member of Chicanos Unidos in Santa Ana, a group associated with the anti-Trump demonstrations, told LA Times.

As the protest went on, the violence and anger escalated, resulting in damaged police cruisers

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…and some physical altercations.

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In the end, 17 people were arrested as a result of the protest, but no major injuries were reported.

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READ: Los Angeles Latinos Give Trump A Piece of Their Mind

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California Elotero Man Is Murdered In a Drive-By Shooting; Fresno Community Is Distraught

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California Elotero Man Is Murdered In a Drive-By Shooting; Fresno Community Is Distraught

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On Friday, an elotero man was killed while selling corn on the street in Fresno. His name was Jose Luis Rivera and he was 53-years-old.

According to witnesses, Rivera was working, riding his tricycle and selling snacks when an unmarked, dark-colored SUV pulled up to him and open-fired.

According to his family, Rivera died on the way to the hospital. The police and Rivera’s family do not know what motivated the killing.

Well known in the Fresno community and affectionately known as “Corn Man”, Rivera’s death death was immediately met with immense grief and outpouring of support for Rivera’s family. Local artist Omar ‘El Super’ Huerta even created a mural dedicated to Rivera. The mural has become a vigil with candles and flowers.

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As for Rivera’s family, they are still in shock. The family set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the funeral expenses and medical bills, but the family is still coping with the aftermath of this tragic and unexplained event.

“My family is grieving as we’ll never get to see him again,” wrote his son, Jose Rivera Jr., on their GoFundMe page. “We don’t know why he has taken from us.”

Rivera’s death is not the first assault against a street vendor this year.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Ortiz, violence against street vendors has risen in LA County since the onset of the pandemic at the beginning of this year. Although Fresno is not in LA County, it is worth noting that the rise in violence against street vendors is not an isolated incident.

Recently, a community activist named Marcos Navarro based in National City, California, began fundraising to provide paleteros, eloteros, and other street vendors with pepper spray to protect themselves from possible assailants.

“I wanted to put up some sort of protection so that way they can have a chance to run,” Navarro told CNN. “It’s not illegal to carry pepper spray and you can use it in self-defense.”

Unsurprisingly, the city of Fresno is grieving the loss of a beloved community figure.

Many people in Fresno have personally bought corn from Rivera before. It makes his death all the more shocking.

People can’t comprehend the continued and escalating violence against eloteros across the country.

Like every other person in the world, street vendors are simply trying to provide for their families by making an honest living.

Some people are calling for some larger systems to be put in place to protect elotero workers.

We hope this is the last we hear of such terrible and tragic violence against an innocent member of our society. Rest in Peace, Jose Luis Rivera.

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Several California Politicians Go Against Covid Guidelines In Last Couple Weeks Sparking Outrage

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Several California Politicians Go Against Covid Guidelines In Last Couple Weeks Sparking Outrage

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California’s Covid outbreak is reaching record levels. Californians are catching Covid at higher rates than any time during the pandemic. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s family is currently quarantining and eight California state politicians traveled to Maui despite travel warnings as Covid surges.

Gov. Gavin Newsom and his family are going into a 14-day quarantine.

Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are on the rise in California as Thanksgiving approaches. The virus is spreading rampantly across the country and in several parts of the world as we enter the predicted second wave. The CDC has urged Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving in an attempt to slow the inevitable spread.

Gov. Newsom and his family face a potential exposure because of a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for Covid. A spokesperson for the governor said that one of the children was likely exposed at their private school after a classmate tested positive for the virus, according to ABC 7 News.

Earlier this month, Gov. Newsom set off a firestorm of outrage after he attended an in-restaurant dinner.

Gov. Newsom attended a dinner at The French Laundry in Yountville, California on Nov. 6. A week later, a reporter was tipped off to the dinner being indoor and maskless and pressed the governor on the matter. Gov. Newsom maintained that the dinner was outdoor. However, the photos of the event showed Gov Newsom and his wife sitting at a table with 10 other guests and enclosed on three sides.

On Nov. 19, Gov Newsom started to bring restrictions back in California to combat the fast spread of Covid-19. Several counties are being limited in their restaurant services to control the virus. Los Angeles County restaurants can only offer drive-thru, delivery, and take-out to prevent people from gathering in groups and further spreading Covid.

Forty-one counties in the state are listed as purple tier, or as having widespread community spread. These counties are currently facing widespread non-essential indoor business shutdowns. There is also a curfew in place for the state forcing businesses to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Also during this Covid spike, eight Calfornia assemblymembers attended a conference in Hawaii.

Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, State Senator Andreas Borgeas, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham, Assemblyman Heath Flora, Assemblyman Chad Mayes, Assemblyman Jose Medina, and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio traveled to Hawaii despite urgent travel advisories.

The Independent Voter Project hosted the event at the Fairmont Kea Lani resort in Maui despite the spike in Covid cases. The theme of the conference was about revitalizing America’s economy after these Covid lockdowns. Most invitees declined to attend in person because of the pandemic. The Sacramento Bee reports that at least 20 lawmakers from California and other western states chose to attend the conference.

A tweet from Carrillo brought light to the lawmakers who secretly went to Hawaii.

Technology is the biggest tattle tale, y’all. A tweet from Assemblywoman Carrillo marked her as in Kihei, Hawaii. It wasn’t long until people learned who from California was in Hawaii as millions went back into lockdowns.

“For those that are confused or angry as to why I’m here, I can assure you that I took great precaution and thought regarding my attendance,” Assemblywoman Carrillo told LAist. “I was informed that IVP is the first conference allowed and is being seen as a test as to what is possible. This helped inform my decision on what could be possible for California.”

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