Police called to end the confrontation between Trump, supporters of Black Lives Matter in northwest Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Bakersfield police officers have been called onto Rosedale Highway and Coffee Road to break up confrontations and reports of fighting between groups of President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter supporters.
The officers were called to the intersection at around 3 p.m. on Saturday. A department spokesman said officials had been asked to separate the two groups to ensure tensions did not escalate further. It wasn’t clear what started the confrontation, but the video from the scene shows two people throwing punches at each other and the man in a black T-shirt knocking over a table as he walks away.
Police said no injuries have been reported and they are looking for a man involved in battery offense. Police described the man as 6 feet tall, 350 pounds, and had a beard. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.
No arrests were made in the incident and no injuries were reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bakersfield Police at 661-327-7111.