Two supporters of former President Donald Trump were hit over the head with skateboards during a gathering on Saturday in Orange County. The group of about 40 people met near the Huntington Beach Pier and shouted "Make America Great Again" and "God Bless Trump."
According to witnesses, one person is in custody for the assault, while another was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The incident occurred just days after Trump was indicted in New York City on criminal charges stemming from accusations he funded hush-money payments to a porn star. District Attorney Alvin Bragg's office has confirmed the sealed indictment and said they had contacted Trump’s legal team to coordinate his surrender.
While it is unclear if there is any direct connection between the demonstration and the indictment, tensions have been high among supporters of the former president since news broke about his potential legal troubles.
Local law enforcement officials are urging all residents to remain calm and avoid confrontations that could escalate into violent incidents. They also remind those who choose to participate in demonstrations or other public gatherings that violence will not be tolerated.
This story highlights how political divisions can lead to dangerous situations. It serves as a reminder that we must work together as a community towards peace and understanding, regardless of our political beliefs or affiliations.