Protesters throng Donald Trump event near San Francisco
Demonstrators massed in California Friday to protest Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump outside his scheduled speech before the California Republican Party Convention.
The protest forced Trump and his entourage to take a roundabout route to get into the event at a Hyatt in Burlingame, and lines of armed police were visible beyond a forest of handmade signs and Mexican flags.
The demonstration in Burlingame came a day after a chaotic anti-Trump protest in Costa Mesa that left Trump supporters bloodied and police cars smashed and resulted in about 20 arrests.
The Burlingame protesters knocked over metal barricades meant to keep them corralled:
Unsurprisingly, this led to confrontations with police:
Reporters tweeted that even eggs were being tossed around as demonstrators continued to try to get into the event:
Even the Hyatt itself wasn't immune to being draped in political messages:
Ahead of the speech, Trump greeted volunteers, flashing the thumbs-up sign and posing for photos.