ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Police in Anaheim, California are warning protesters that violence will not be tolerated ahead of Donald Trump’s scheduled rally.
Police Chief Raul Quezada said in a statement Wednesday that they will respect the right to protest peacefully, but “we will not tolerate violence or disobedience of the law.”
Quezada also said that “everyone has the right to participate without fear of violence or disorder.”
The presumptive Republican nominee is scheduled to speak at a rally in Anaheim Wednesday leading up California’s June 7 primary.
His rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico late Tuesday turned violent as anti-Trump protesters clashed with police.
Trump lashed back at protesters, tweeting Wednesday: “The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!”
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