Protests Erupt in Westwood as Donald Trump Jr. Discusses New Book at UCLA


LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Protesters and supporters showed up as Donald Trump Jr. spoke up at UCLA Sunday, according to media reports.

Protesters began demonstrating hours before Trump's appearance at UCLA's Moore Hall, in Room 100, 2043 Portola Plaza, CBS2 reported.

“Ourselves and students and people across the country must demand that the Trump-Pence regime must step down now,” Protester Atlas Winfrey, an organizer with the activist group Refuse Fascism told CBS2. “We can't wait for 2020. We can't sit around and wait for how many more immigrant children to die.”

Refuse Fascism called President Donald Trump's “Make America Great Again” platform a “21st century fascist program of Manifest Destiny,” and a “specifically American culmination of white supremacy, misogyny and xenophobia.”

Meanwhile, an organization called Turning Point USA was on the Westwood campus to host Trump Jr., who talked about his new book, “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us.”

Trump supporter Randy Simer told the station, “He's brave. He takes on the bullies and he's unleashed by it and I love that.”

During Trump's talk he was often interrupted, jeered and booed by protesters, the station reported.

Outside the two sides were kept apart by barricades and police in riot gear. No arrests were reported by Los Angeles police.

Trump's son has recently been doing publicity engagements for the book, including a contentious appearance Thursday on the television show, “The View,” in which he accused one of the show's hosts of having worn blackface and another for being soft on pedophilia. The book charges “the left” with trying to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square.

Trump Jr. was speaking about his book at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley at 7 p.m., KTLA5 reported.

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