People Arrested After Trump Supporters, Opponents Hold Competing Rallies in Hollywood

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

"There are at least two people here that appear to have been arrested in connection with the protests in Hollywood", said LAPD Sgt. Dave Tyson, watch commander at Hollywood Division.

The protests organized by RefuseFascism were held on Saturday in at least 20 locations, including Atlanta, New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Phoenix, Washington, Boston, Portland and Los Angeles.

The group is calling for the end to the Trump-Pence administration, saying daily it "escalates its fascist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, on healthcare and the poor, on Black and Brown people, on women and LGBTQ folks, on the media, on the environment, on the right to protest, on the truth". National Historic Site and marched along Atlanta's Beltline.

This was the second time that Trump supporters and detractors have faced off along Hollywood Boulevard.

The arrests were made after an altercation between pro- and anti-Trump contingents outside a shopping complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue and near Trump's star on the Walk of Fame Saturday. The victim, who identified himself only as Gray wolf, 72, said he was punched in the face by "a disgruntled Trump supporter".

"I pushed him back and he decided that was enough provocation to hit me in the face".

A man is arrested for getting into a fight in Hollywoodon Saturday, July 15, 2017.

Meanwhile, protesters on both sides waved signs, chanted slogans and shouted at their counterparts on the other side.

Anti-Trump demonstrator Isabella Cardenas, told the Los Angeles Times, "We are here today because we are fed up with the Donald Trump regime".

The US Constitution stipulates that a president can be impeached for committing "high crimes and misdemeanors", but a majority vote in the House, now controlled by Republicans, is required to impeach a president.

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