Donald Trump supporters were surrounded by protesters after the US Republican presidential candidate spoke at a rally in San Jose, California. The demonstrators, who arrived in their hundreds, chanted anti-Trump slogans, waved Mexican flags and burned Trump merchandise and at least one American flag. Megaphones were used to voice their opinions of the Republican, while others brandished placards reading Dump Trump along with comical sketches of him.

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Police move in to disperse anti-Trump protesters as they demonstrate outside the convention centre where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held an election rallyMark Ralston/ AFP
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A Trump hat burns during a protest near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rallyJosh Edelson/ AFP
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A woman falls as police officers move the line during a demonstration against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump outside his campaign event in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters

Held at San Jose Convention Center, the rally saw Trump delighting his supporters by vowing to stop illegal drugs from entering the US from the south, to build a wall along the US border and have Mexico pay for it. The violence broke out after the event, which finished at 8pm local time. One woman, wearing a Trump jersey was cornered, spat at and pelted with eggs when she entered the rally. Another Trump supporter was seen bleeding from the side of his head.

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A demonstrator chants in protest against Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump outside his campaign eventStephen Lam/ Reuters
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Anti-Trump protesters demonstrate outside the convention center where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held an election rallyMark Ralston/ AFP
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A burning flag is seen during a demonstration against Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump outside his campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters

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Supporters of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) watch from a distance as demonstrators chants outside a campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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A demonstrator flips the hat off a supporter of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump after a campaign rallyStephen Lam/ Reuters
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A woman falls as police officers move the line during a demonstration against Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump outside his campaign event in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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Victor Cristobal (C), of San Jose, chants during a demonstration outside a campaign rally for Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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A Trump supporter gestures towards demonstrators against the Republican US presidential candidate outside a campaign rallyStephen Lam/ Reuters

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Police officers move in on a group of protestors after a campaign rally for Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters

Dressed in riot gear, police officers formed lines to control to riotous crowds, taking at least one protester into custody. It is unclear whether any arrests were made. Protests such as this one have become common outside rallies for Trump, who has polarised opinion with his rhetoric against illegal immigration. He abandoned a rally in Chicago in March due to clashes between his supporters and protesters.

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Police protect a Trump supporter (R) as protesters demonstrate outside the convention centre where the Republican presidential candidate held an election rallyMark Ralston/ AFP
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A supporter (C) of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump collides with another man after he was confronted by demonstrators outside a campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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Anti-Trump protesters demonstrate outside the convention centre where the Republican presidential candidate held an election rallyMark Ralston/ AFP
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Supporters cheer for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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A supporter of Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump runs after being confronted by demonstrators after a campaign rallyStephen Lam/ Reuters
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Supporters cheer for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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A supporter of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smokes a cigarette while waiting for the candidate to speak at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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Supporters (L-R) Annalisa Wales, 12, Scarlett Wales, nine, Barbara Wales, 68, and Katherine Wales, 10, wait for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to speak at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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A police vehicle jumps a divider during a demonstration against Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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Supporters cheer for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he speaks at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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Anti-Trump protesters attack a Trump supporter (C) as he tries to leave a parking garage at the convention centre where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held an election rallyMark Ralston/ AFP
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Supporters cheer for US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rallyLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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Demonstrators chant around a car during a demonstration against Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaStephen Lam/ Reuters
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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump exits after speaking at a campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaLucy Nicholson/ Reuters
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A Trump hat burns during a protest near where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rallyJosh Edelson/ AFP