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Donald Trump Supporters And Protesters Clashed In Anaheim And It Got Ugly

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On Tuesday, an all-out brawl broke out moments before an Anaheim City Council was about to gather to discuss a motion to condemn Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric towards minorities. Seriously, Trump supporters and protesters both gathered in from of city hall before it even opened, and the confrontation got so heated that the cops and ambulance were immediately called in.

The Anaheim City Council was set to vote on a resolution denouncing Donald Trump’s divisive and hateful rhetoric.

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“The rhetoric and the language he’s using truly go against the grain of the city of Anaheim’s core values as a city of kindness and as a city that’s inclusive of our diverse community,” Councilwoman Kris Murray, who proposed condemning Trump’s words, told LA Times.

Before City Hall even opened, the emotions on both sides started to escalate very quickly.

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Politics is known for bringing out the best, worst and most emotional of people and that’s cool. After all, you’re arguing over your beliefs as a human being.

Soon, things started to get physical.

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Because knocking someone’s hat off and running like a coward is really what the political system is all about, right?

And then, out of nowhere, ALL HELL broke loose and sh*t got real.

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According to several reports and video taken at the scene, people on both sides of the argument resorted to using pepper spray. One  Trump supporter even used her taser during the confrontation.

The worst was when a Trump protester carelessly unloaded pepper spray into the opposition.

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Two young girls and their grandmother were the victims.

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You read that right. It doesn’t matter what side of the argument you are on, injuring or putting young children in harms way is NEVER acceptable.

It got so bad in front of Anaheim City Hall that the ambulance had to be called.

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All told, five people were hit with pepper spray.

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“He sprayed me in the face and then, at the same time I was backing away, he sprayed that little girl at the same time,” Raul Rodriguez, pictured above, told ABC 7 News. “I know what he looks like; we got a picture of him and we’re going to prosecute him. We’re going to file charges against him for assault and battery. Not only on me but on that little girl.”

It took the presence of Anaheim police with riot gear to calm the crowd down.

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The city council eventually did vote on the controversial motion, but it didn’t pass.

“We’ve taken positions on legislation, but never on a candidate,” Mayor Tom Tait told LA Times. “Certainly, privately, any council member or I could, but as an official government action — it’s not appropriate.”

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This Man Was Inspired By A Sermon To Help A Kindergarten Class Go To College

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This Man Was Inspired By A Sermon To Help A Kindergarten Class Go To College

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People can really surprise you sometimes. In this case, the surprised were 26 students, their parents and their teacher at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim, Calif. The people who surprised them? A couple, moved by a sermon, that’s giving up on a personal dream in order to help those kids go to college.

This is Marty Burbank and Seon Chun-Burbank. They are changing the lives of 26 kindergarteners.

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The Burbanks have pledged to give this class at Rio Vista Elementary School $1,000,000 to pay for their college.

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The students of this kindergarten class are all English-learning students and will be the first students in their families to go to college, thanks to the Burbanks.

Well, to be exact…

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“I just can’t believe it. I can’t,” Maria Rodriguez, a mother of one of the students, told KNBC. “I don’t believe someone would be this interested in paying the tuition of this many kids.”

The Burbanks have been volunteers for years, but last December they wanted to do more.

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Marty Burbank was thinking about buying a yacht, until his pastor delivered a sermon that would completely change his mind.

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“…and he was talking about charity and giving and when he gave that sermon I just felt moved that buying a boat was a very selfish thing for me and I could do so much more to impact the lives of these kids,” Burbank told Telemundo 52.

So, instead of the boat, the couple decided to help 26 kindergarten kids go to college.

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The couple have long loved sailing, even getting married at sea, but the pastor’s message inspired them to give it up for a greater good.

Enter Tessa Ashton’s kindergarten class.

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The Burbanks know Ashton from church, and Marty Burbank knew there was so much he could do for the kids.

Ashton admits that she was unsure what the couple was going to offer when they first reached out.

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“And he offers a game changer for their life,” she continued to CBS Evening News.

But there is a catch: The kids have to write an essay or draw a picture, once a year, showing the Burbanks what they want to become.

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BRB. There’s something in my eye.

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