Omaha, NE (KMTV) — – Almost one dozen people arrested over the weekend at pro-Donald Trump rally at city hall in Omaha.
On Saturday roughly 200 people gather for a “Make America Great Again” rally.
Anti-Trump demonstrators also showed up including people from the Black Bloc in Omaha. Black Bloc protestors wear black, and cover their faces with masks. OPD says when the groups started getting too close to each other they had to separate them.
Police say they didn’t initiate a response until someone threw a smoke bomb into one of the crowds, and officers later deployed PepperBalls.
Captain Kathy Gonzalez was there Saturday and says the Black Bloc group had gas masks, smoke bombs, and a chemical similar to mace. She says they made decisions for the safety of others.