Hundreds of people descended on the Republican Convention in Burlingame, California on Friday to protest the anti-immigration rhetoric of GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Protesters blocked the road in front of the Hyatt Regency hotel, forcing Trump’s motorcade to pull over along a highway median outside of the back entrance. Trump and his entourage had to climb an embankment to get inside.
CNN reports the protests eventually turned violent:
At one point, about two dozen protesters tried to rush barriers near the hotel. Police officers then rushed to the building’s doors, successfully blocking the protesters from getting in. Several physical altercations, including shoving, could be seen between protesters and police officers, who were using batons to push them back. After Trump arrived, protesters took down a barrier and flooded the entrance outside the hotel, where police again blocked them
Tweets from the scene show protesters blocking the road and eventually tearing down the police barricade.