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USA: May Day protesters give Trump supporters the middle finger in LA02:39

USA: May Day protesters give Trump supporters the middle finger in LA

United States, Los Angeles
May 2, 2017 at 02:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Supporters and opponents of US President Donald Trump faced off during May Day demonstrations in Los Angeles on Monday.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to demonstrate for workers' rights and show their discontent with US President Donald Trump. Protesters carried banners with messages denouncing the leader's policies on immigration and the environment, but were confronted by a small group of around 20 of his supporters.

"We are here against this communist socialist movement that is infecting the kids of the American youth and we are trying to get out of our America and our country,", said Austin, a young advocate of Trump. Police officers cordoned off and surrounded the demonstration to prevent clashes with May Day protesters.

At the main rally, LA Mayor Eric Garrett addressed the crowds to say that the city "defends" its immigrants and assured that "the LAPD will never be a deportation force" under his rule.

Five protests took place simultaneously in the Californian city while the largest ones converged in front of the city hall.

USA: May Day protesters give Trump supporters the middle finger in LA02:39
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Supporters and opponents of US President Donald Trump faced off during May Day demonstrations in Los Angeles on Monday.

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to demonstrate for workers' rights and show their discontent with US President Donald Trump. Protesters carried banners with messages denouncing the leader's policies on immigration and the environment, but were confronted by a small group of around 20 of his supporters.

"We are here against this communist socialist movement that is infecting the kids of the American youth and we are trying to get out of our America and our country,", said Austin, a young advocate of Trump. Police officers cordoned off and surrounded the demonstration to prevent clashes with May Day protesters.

At the main rally, LA Mayor Eric Garrett addressed the crowds to say that the city "defends" its immigrants and assured that "the LAPD will never be a deportation force" under his rule.

Five protests took place simultaneously in the Californian city while the largest ones converged in front of the city hall.

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