ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — The Anaheim City Council Tuesday voted against a resolution denouncing Donald Trump for what critics call his “divisive rhetoric” while supporters and opponents of the GOP presidential frontrunner clashed outside City Hall.
CBS2/KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported out of about 100 people who showed up to the chambers, most of them opposed the resolution introduced by Councilwoman Kris Murray. She cried as she endured hours of blistering ridicule from the pubic.READ MORE: Food Truck Crashes In Vernon; One Dead
“I’m very ashamed of Anaheim right now. Kris Murray, do you feel like Mother Teresa?” one woman asked.
“You work for the people, and you’re not representing the people. You’re representing your personal goal,” another protester said.
“Your business is to govern Anaheim. Keep your noses out of the national election,” a third Anaheim resident added.
The resolution did have some supporters. But they questioned the motive. “Donald Trump is a vile racist, sexist, classless homophobe. A number of people speaking tonight all played to your name being put nationwide over this issue,” a resolution supporter said to Murray.READ MORE: `Solidarity' Cited In New Deal For 40k Behind-the-Scenes Film & TV Workers
Earlier in the day, tempers flared between Trump supporters and opponents outside City Hall.
Five people, including two young girls, were hit with pepper spray when both sides got into each other’s faces.
“He sprayed me in the face. Then at the same time, I was backing away; he sprayed that little girl,” said Trump supporter Raul Rodriguez. “I know what he looks like. We’ve got a picture of him. And we’re going to prosecute him. We’re going to file charges against him for assault and battery, not only on me but on that little girl.”
The demonstrators yelled profanities at one another. One woman used a bullhorn to voice her concerns, while another protester brought out a stun gun.MORE NEWS: Child, 18 Months, Killed in North Hills Crash
The feud brought out police in tactical gear in case it turned violent.