When residents from Huntington Beach, California gathered together for an event to support President Donald Trump, first responders and the military, they brought “Make America Great Again” signs and American flags.
The noontime scene at Bolsa Chica State Beach could not have been more perfectly suited to a peaceful Saturday afternoon to exercise the cherished First Amendment right to peacefullyassemble.
But that was before angry protesters in black “ninja” outfits, wearing bandanas over their faces and carrying cans of pepper spray arrived.
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One Trump supporter, Ray Evans, 55, said he was hit with pepper spray as he tried to wrestle a stick away from one of the protesters who was wielding it as a weapon.
Evans was given water by state parks officers to rinse the spray from his eyes.
The husband of a woman who was sprayed admitted to chasing the masked protester and hitting him with a “Trump, Make America Great Again” flag.
Travis Guenther, said, “I hit him five times with the flag over his head. We’re not xenophobic. We’re not racist. We’re just proud Americans.”