One arrest was made during Wednesday’s anti-Trump protest in San Diego after an unidentified 18-year-old male allegedly punched a police officer in the face.
The protest involved “several hundred people” in downtown San Diego.
According to local ABC News affiliate 10 News, the protesters were largely “students from Lincoln and San Diego high schools in the San Diego Unified School District and San Diego City College.”
During the protest, officers detained a juvenile for refusing to obey “a lawful order” from one of the traffic officers. As they held him, the ground chanted “let him go” and another protester allegedly punched a police officer in the face. 10 News indicate that police report the male “was subsequently arrested for his actions and is being booked for battery on a police officer.”
Various protesters could be heard yelling “F*ck you bastards” and “F*ck you!” at the police during the protest. Then the whole crowd of protesters then began chanting, “Hands up, Don’t shoot!”
Alexia Arani posted a video of the protest to Facebook (language warning):
San Diego Unified school district issued a statement following the protest:
This morning, several hundred students from San Diego High and Lincoln High schools took part in a protest against the results of the recent election. San Diego Unified supports the rights of all students to speak out. Starting last week, we have been working with schools to create safe environments for students to express their feelings about the election. Both high schools involved in the walkout today have worked hard to create these opportunities for students to express themselves. All students who missed class today will be marked absent for the period of time they were not in class. We strongly believe all students belong in school each and every day, and we hope all students will return to class tomorrow.
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