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Thursday, June 9, 2016

San Jose Police Arrest 3 More Teens For Violence Against Trump Supporters


Last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s supporters who wanted to attend his rally in San Jose, California, were attacked by a mob, with many suffering injuries.

On Wednesday, three of the perpetrators were arrested by San Jose police. All were teens. Because of their ages, none was identified by name.

olice also issued an alert Wednesday for a fourth juvenile suspect who, like the other three, they had identified after searching through video of the June 2 rally.

The San Jose Police Department, in a press release, said charges were filed as follows:

A 16-year-old was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, after a Trump supporter in a yellow shirt was “walking on the sidewalk and struck from behind with a blunt object.”

The other two suspects were charged in the assault on a teenage Trump supporter wearing a red shirt who had been attacked outside the rally and whose picture was widely circulated after he was chased, tackled and struck. A 17-year-old was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, a felony. A 16-year-old was charged with battery, a misdemeanor.

Police had earlier announced the arrests of four men, all ages 18 or 19, for their roles in the violence at the Trump rally. Three face a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon, and the fourth a misdemeanor charge of failing to disperse when ordered.

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