Five people, including two children, fell victim to pepper spray used by an anti-Donald Trump demonstrator in Anaheim, California Tuesday night.
Supporters and foes of Trump’s presidential campaign clashed outside Anaheim’s City Hall, where the city council convened to consider a resolution that would have officially denounced Trump’s candidacy. Councilwoman Kris Murray, a white woman, said she introduced the resolution to stand up for racial minorities hurt by Trump’s rhetoric.
Tensions eventually escalated enough that one of the demonstrators on the anti-Trump side whipped out a can of pepper spray and unloaded on the Trump backers. Five people were hit, including two adult female Trump supporters and two girls aged eight and 11.
Anaheim Police Sgt. Daron Wyatt said three people were treated at the scene by medical personnel, according to The Orange County Register.
Television coverage of the protest produced by KCAL shows the aftermath of the attack, with a young girl crying hysterically while being comforted by an adult woman wearing a Make America Great Again hat.
Notably, the footage suggests the victims of the attack appear to be Hispanic.
The person who used the pepper spray apparently fled the scene and has not yet been identified by police.
The pepper spray wasn’t the only violent incident during the feud outside city hall. KCAL’s footage shows a female Trump supporter lashing out after the pepper spray attack by brandishing what appears to be a taser. (RELATED: Clinton And Soros Are Behind Violence At Trump Rallies)
Later, supporters and opponents of Murray’s resolution filled city hall to weigh in on the matter. Several of them were non-white Trump backers who testified they didn’t need Murray standing up for them.
But several of the Trump supporters Tuesday evening were non-white themselves, and testified during the city council meeting that they didn’t need Murray to intervene on their behalf.
“You work for the people, and you are not representing the people. You are representing your own personal incentives and goals,” said one black woman wearing a shirt that read: “Mr. Trump Build That Wall.”
Later, Murray attempted to alter her resolution to remove Trump’s name and instead denounce all candidates for their divisive rhetoric.
The resolution was ultimately tabled without a final vote.
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