Donald Trump rally sparks clashes

Supporters and opponents of US Republican Presidential nominee, Donald Trump has clashed in the city of San Diego in California.

Police declared a gathering outside the city’s convention centre unlawful and made 35 arrests, as stones and water bottles were thrown.

Mr Trump was in the city near the Mexican border to hold a rally ahead of the June 7 California primaries.

He has pledged to build a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants.

Battle of supremacy
The clashes flared as the convention centre emptied following Mr Trump’s rally and supporters and opponents met in the streets, jeering and heckling each other

Dozens of police officers in riot gear had been deployed to separate them.

Some protesters scaled a wall of the centre to throw water bottles at police.

After ordering the crowds to disperse, police then moved them away from the city’s Gaslamp Quarter.

San Diego’s population is about one-third Latino and hundreds of thousands of people cross the border with Mexico legally each day.

 

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