Surf City trades in its trademarked moniker for something with more pizzazz!
A riot broke out in Huntington Beach, California today during a pro-Trump rally on the sands of Bolsa Chica, or “little girl’s handbag” in its English translation. Fox news reported:
A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday.
The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant, said Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police. Three people were arrested on suspicion of illegal use of pepper spray, he said.
There were several other arrests and two people suffered minor injuries, but Pearsall said he did not immediately have further details.
The Fox News broadcaster said:
It got ugly. Fights broke out. Fists flying between Trump supporters and anti-Trump protestors. It gets pretty ugly. One person, reportedly, pepper sprayed. Another person punched in the face.
And nobody does gently disruptive like Huntington Beach! Who could forget the 2014 riot where some windows were smashed and some porta-potties turned on their sides. Or the 1986 riot that was actually a riot?
I wonder if we should throw a BeachGrit sponsored riot for this upcoming U.S. Open of Surfing? Only gently disruptive of course. Maybe we have someone go down on all fours behind an unsuspecting passerby and have someone else push the unsuspecting passerby over? Maybe we throw whipped cream pies? I’m open for suggestions.
This riot has been brought to you by BeachGrit! It has a certain ring, no?