SAN JOSE — The San Jose Police Department warned of expected demonstrations against Trump supporters who had come to the McEnery Convention Center to hear him speak, and their warnings were accurate.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a campaign rally on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the South Hall at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It was reported that close to four thousand people attended Trump’s speech.
Several streets along the convention center and Market Street were closed from pedestrian as well as vehicle traffic. But this did not stop hundreds of San Jose residents from protesting at the Trump rally. More than a hundred protesters, gathering on the streets, soon clashed as an individual wearing a “build the wall” t-shirt tried to skirt around protesters.
Seeing the shirt, one angered protester ripped the shirt from Trump supporter. Other anti-Trump protesters caused cuts, bruising and other minor injuries to the supporters exiting onto the streets from the convention center.
A few arrests were reported for those who attacked Trump supporters.