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A large crowd of demonstrators gathered Thursday night to protest Donald Trump's rally in Orange County.

  • Hundreds of demonstrators filled the streets in Costa Mesa. Many were members of the Latino community.
  • Before the rally, an announcer urged the crowd not to "touch or harm" protesters.
  • Protesters and Trump supporters faced off at the Orange County Fairgrounds in a fiery exchange of opposing views.

Trump kicks off rally with group billed the 'voice for the victims killed by illegal aliens'

At the start of his rally in Costa Mesa, Donald Trump brought members of the Remembrance Project onto the stage. The Texas-based group labels itself as "a voice for the victims killed by illegal aliens."

In an open letter to Republican candidates in March, the Remembrance Project wrote:

"Violent illegal alien crimes, especially crimes resulting in the killings of American citizens, are like none other in our system of legal justice.  In every case, the perpetrator was in the country illegally, enabled by a government unwilling to protect our nation’s border and enforce current laws. We are aware that not all candidates have clearly promised to secure the borders, however, there is some very important unfinished American family business that urgently needs your attention."


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