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Hundreds of protesters jostled with police in riot gear Friday outside a California hotel where Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was to give a speech, forcing the candidate to duck into a back entrance. Some of the protesters lobbed eggs at officers while others attempted to break through barricades set up around the hotel located near San Francisco's international airport. The tense protest in Burlingame follows similar demonstrations that turned violent late Thursday at another Trump campaign rally in southern California.
By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif. (Reuters) - Protests erupted on Friday outside the venue where U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump was speaking to a group of California Republicans, a day after a demonstration against the former reality TV star turned ugly. Protesters, who held signs and Mexican flags, at one point rushed security gates, and police officers had their batons out. News cameras caught images of Trump, guarded by security officials, hopping a barrier and walking toward a back entrance of the hotel for his speech to the California Republican convention.