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Woman pelted with eggs by Trump protesters

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A woman wearing a Donald Trump for president jersey was cornered by dozens of protesters on Thursday and pelted with water bottles and eggs.

It was one of several incidents of violence at a rally for the presumptive GOP nominee in San Jose, Calif., the most disturbing scenes yet of increasingly frequent confrontations on the 2016 campaign trail.

NBC News reported that several Trump supporters were punched or chased as they left the event. Video showed protesters taking a red Trump hat from one man and setting it on fire.

San Jose Police Sgt. Enrique Garcia told NBC News that several protesters were arrested and one officer was assaulted in the melee, NBC reported.

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, condemned the violence on Twitter.

Political commentator Mark Halperin of Bloomberg criticized police, questioning why they didn’t step in earlier. 

Law enforcement in the city “really dropped the ball,” Halperin said.

The incidents are likely to raise pressure on police in Cleveland, where the GOP is hosting its national convention this summer, to take additional steps for ready for big protests planned against Trump. 

 

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