Protesters broke through barriers at this GOP State Convention in Burlingame CA. Trump was forced to make an off the beaten path entrance he referred to as “crossing the border” when protesters blocked the main entrance.
Coverage of the protests captured Trump and his security detail traversing unkempt terrain in order to enter the venue without confrontation.
“We went under a fence and through a fence,” Trump added. “Oh boy, it felt like I was crossing the border, actually. I was crossing the border, but I got here.”
Several hundred protesters gathered outside the hotel in Burlingame, California. Some carried Mexican flags and held signs protesting Trump’s controversial plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent illegal immigration.
Though the protests were mostly peaceful, at one point a group overran police barricades and reached an entrance to the hotel, chanting slogans and holding signs outside the doors. Protesters hung a banner that read “Dump Trump” from an overhead walkway near the entrance.
Earlier during the demonstrations, Trump supporter Chris Conway said he was surrounded by protesters and punched and kicked as he tried to enter the convention wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap. Some shouted “racist!” at Conway.
These guys felt free to hit me in my hometown of Burlingame, I don’t stand for that, Conway said.
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