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Friday, April 29, 2016

Daily Mail Coverage of the Costa Mesa Trump Event

Hat tip Daily Mail

One group of protesters was filmed trying to flip over a police car and arrests have been made outside outside the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. A patrol car with a smashed window is pictured above
-Daily Mail



Last night, a riot broke out in Costa Mesa while Donald Trump was speaking. Realizing that the British paper Daily Mail is a tabloid, once again, they seem to provide more reporting on certain events and stories than we get in the US. The Trump rally and accompanying riot is an example. There are loads of pictures and many of them are disturbing. There was violence and some Trump supporters were attacked and bloodied.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565010/Police-clash-protesters-outside-Donald-Trump-rally-California.html

As one who is married to a Mexican, it is saddening to me  that most of the miscreants were Hispanic. Granted, if I were of Mexican heritage, I would be offended by some of Trump's remarks on the illegal immigration issue. I would also protest. Nothing wrong in that. That is no excuse for what happened last night. I also found the display of so many Mexican flags insulting and offensive. This is not Mexico. This is the United States of America.  Of course, we don't know the actual nationality of those who acted out.

If these incidents continue, Trump is going to get a lot more support. We don't see these things happening at Hillary Clinton rallies. I object to a corrupt person like her becoming the next president, but I am not going to riot over it. I object to a total socialist like Bernie Sanders becoming president. I am not going to riot over it. I don't want Trump to win the Republican nomination either, but I am not going to riot over it.

Even more disturbing is a third person report from Miggie, one of my regular readers and a personal friend. Here is his comment.

"A good friend of mine told me that he was stuck in traffic near the event. As he was sitting there he wached the crowd. He said that one guy held up the ISIS flag and waived it around. He did this a number of times. He was amazed that in this crowd of thousands of presumably Americans, no one bothered him or even said anything to him. 

I don't know if they had the same America hatred or they didn't recognize the flag."


One of the reasons I went to the Daily Mail article is that there were so many photos. There is no mention of an ISIS flag, and I don't see any in the photos. This is an issue worth following. Hopefully, if it happened, someone got it on video or a photo.

1 comment:

elwood p suggins said...

Whatever happened to peaceful assembly??