Dozens of rallies to show support for President Donald Trump took place across the nation Saturday.
From California to Indiana to New York, supporters took to the streets to voice their positive opinion on the Trump administration in the Make America Great Again March.
But some of those rallies were met with droves of counter-protesters, many of whom clashed with the pro-Trump groups.
In Philadelphia, a large counter-protest was planned with the motive of “chasing” the Trump supporters out of town, according to Philly Voice.
The demonstration was called #DisruptMAGA, in direct response to the Make America Great Again rally. In the event description, #DisruptMAGA organizers asked the protesters to “protect your identity” and said they didn’t welcome “people who seek to restrict the actions of other demonstrators.”
Let’s show them that Philly knows the truth. That America was founded on Colonialism, Genocide, Slavery and Sexism. Those traditions continue today, though sometimes in varied forms. America was never great. But Philly can be great on March 25th. Let our rage send a message to all those who think the election of Trump means that we will lie down and die, and all those unsure how to best stand against Trump and his minions. #DisruptMAGA welcomes and encourages a diversity of tactics. However, “peace police,” people who collaborate with law enforcement, and people who seek to restrict the actions of other demonstrators are not welcome. Be smart; this is not a civil disobedience where everyone tries to get arrested or injured. Come with a buddy, protect your identity and watch your back.
The Philadelphia event was just one instance of planned counter-protests across the nation in response to the MAGA March rallies.
Here are some photos and videos from the chaotic scenes across the nation:
Note: Some videos contain graphic content and profane language.
A Fight Broke Out In Huntington Beach When Trump Supporters Confronted Anti-Trump Protesters
A Philadelphia Police Officer Tried to Throw a Bike at a Protester
Hundreds of People on Bikes Took to the Streets In Philadelphia
Protesters Quickly Clashed With Counter Protesters In Huntington Beach
Injuries Were Reported In Lincoln, Nebraska
Hundreds of Supporters Banded Together In Some MAGA March Locations
Participants in the MAGA March In Sacramento Walked Through the Streets Chanting ‘USA’
Tensions escalated at an anti-Donald Trump protests in Philadelphia on Saturday. One officer tried to throw his bike at a protester. Watch the video here.