Demonstrators jumped on a Costa Mesa police car, breaking out the windows and attempting to turn it over, as tensions escalated after a Donald Trump rally on Thursday night.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were threatening to arrest hundreds of people who filled an intersection chanting, “Whose streets? Our streets!” as a large crowd poured out of the Pacific Amphitheatre. The crowd eventually dispersed by 11 p.m.
Earlier, authorities said the crowd was declared an “unlawful assembly” and ordered people to disperse. Police, some in full riot gear, were pushing the crowd east on Fair Drive toward the 55 freeway. But CHP officers were there to keep the freeway clear.
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