Three people were arrested while a fourth received a citation during a fight between anti-Trump and pro-Trump protesters outside a bar in Center City Sunday afternoon, according to police.
Both a group of anti-Trump protesters and a group of Trump supporters held separate events Sunday morning. The anti-Trump group held a demonstration at People’s Plaza at Independence Mall around 10 a.m. and called for Trump’s impeachment while the pro-Trump group marched from the Constitution Center to Dilworth Plaza.
After the demonstrations, a group of Trump supporters tried to enter a bar at 16th and Cuthbert streets around 12:30 p.m., according to investigators. Police said they were met by several anti-Trump protesters and an altercation between the two groups ensued. During the fight, two anti-Trump protesters attacked one of the Trump supporters, causing him to suffer a minor mouth injury, police said. Investigators also say a responding police officer was attacked during the incident.
After the fight was broken up, three people, including the two anti-Trump protesters accused of attacking the man, were arrested and one person was issued a citation. Police have not yet revealed their identities. They continue to investigate the incident.