Trump supporters rally at Emerald Cove Park; 1 arrested accused of firing paintball gun injuring 2 people

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A large group gathered at Emerald Cove Park to show their support for President Donald Trump in Northwest Bakersfield.

The event included a march Saturday afternoon and vendors sold Trump merchandise. The group also echoed their calls to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Patriots of Kern County organized the event which included several speakers including radio personality Bryan Colebrook.

“We reject all forms of racism. We hate racism, including racism against white people and discrimination against Christians,” he said. “We are proud Americans first and foremost. We thank God each and every day for President Donald J. Trump.”

At around 6 p.m. Bakersfield police say a man was arrested after he allegedly fired a paintball gun following an argument.

Bakersfield police Lt. Marcella Haskins told 17 News, the argument between the man and a woman at the event stemmed from a misunderstanding regarding a petition to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. According to police, the man showed a paintball gun during the argument, drawing the attention of bystanders at the event.

The bystanders chased the man and as he was being chased, the man fired the paintball gun into the crowd. He was detained and arrested, and two people suffered minor injuries.

Bakersfield police identified the man as 35-year-old Aaron Anderson. He was booked into the Kern County Jail on Sunday morning on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, according to a Kern County inmate database.

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