Supporters, opponents clash as Donald Trump makes campaign stop in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Emotions ran high as presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Richmond Friday night.

Donald Trump holds rally at Richmond Coliseum

Before the rally began, more than 100 protesters marched around the Richmond Coliseum. Witnesses told 8News Reporter Jonathan Costen that a fight broke out after a small group of Trump supporters walked back-and-forth through a crowd of anti-Trump protesters. Police quickly intervened and restored control.

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After the rally ended, protesters took to Broad Street and marched through the city.

Richmond Police reported that a “difference in opinion” in Festival Park – located adjacent to the Coliseum – led to five people being arrested.

The department later tweeted that, after interviewing all parties, only one person was charged with disorderly conduct.

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