SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities made an arrest after a person in a wheelchair was attacked with a chain during President Trump rally at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Saturday.

According to the CHP, crowds of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clashed, engaging in both verbal and physical altercations.

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Just before 2 p.m., one person deployed pepper spray into the crowd, which also affected CHP and Sacramento police officers, authorities said.

Around the same time as the pepper spray incident, a counter-protester was involved in an altercation with the person in the wheelchair. The CHP said the counter-protester struck the individual in the face with a chain.

The suspect was taken into custody and is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.

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Comments (6)
  1. fiddlestix says:

    Funny the antifa tried spinning it as he was peacefully protesting with a chain and the cops slammed him to the ground. which story to believe….

  2. M says:

    Once again, the party of Unity and Peace is starting fights and creating division. Bringing a chain and using it against a person in a wheelchair. Shameful.

  3. Tin Wong says:

    You are witnessing politics gone wild. Too bad the sheep cant see they are being played both sides from the middle…

  4. Shawn says:

    1. Who said the attacker was antifa?
    2. One side brings chains… The other is cool with bringing guns… Which one is worse?

    1. Teresa C says:

      Wow, your mom must be sad she gave birth to a dullard.

    2. C says:

      The ones who hurt people are the side that is wrong. Are you that dimwitted? Or are you out defending thugs who beat up old people becasue you agree wih their politics. Counter protestor? Thug. A chain wielding person who attacks someone in a wheelchair is a thug.

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