An anti-immigration protest in the Southern California town of Laguna Beach was met with thousands of counter-protestors.
The protest had a total of about 2,500 people. People from both sides screamed and shouted at each other, but it never descended into the violence that was seen at the Charlottesville white supremacist protest, where one person was killed.
The anti-immigration protestors chanted slogans provoked by Donald Trump like, “America First” and “Make America Great Again.” But the protestors were met by counter-protestors who chanted: “Shame” and “No white supremacy”.
One protestor, 56-year-old Beverly Welch, said that “We are not a white supremacism movement but an ‘America First’ movement. We’re trying to save our country.”
This is the kind of rallies that have been provoked by Trump, who spread hatred and bigotry throughout his campaign and while being president.
People aren’t afraid to spread hatred because they feel the support Trump gives them.