(KCBS) A protest against President Donald Trump drew a smaller-but-vocal group of counter-demonstrators in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, with the two groups of shouting opponents kept apart by a large police presence.
The group Refuse Fascism started the demonstration at Pershing Square at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of an organized effort in 19 cities across the United States. Officials with the group said they had received threats of violence from “alt-right” and white supremacist groups ahead of the rallies.
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The crowd numbered around 2,000 people as of 1 p.m., with roughly 80 percent in the anti-Trump camp.