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Cities Bill Trump for the High Cost of Rallies

The campaign has reimbursed at least one, but others wait.

Police officers move protestor Jon Sawyer from blocking vehicles trying to enter an event for Donald Trump in Eugene, Oregon, on May 6, 2016.

Photographer: ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images

Cities across the U.S. are discovering that a visit from Donald Trump isn’t cheap. The presumptive Republican nominee kicked off his California campaign on April 28 at the Pacific Amphitheatre in the Orange County suburb of Costa Mesa, south of Los Angeles. Anti-Trump protesters outside turned violent, blocking a freeway on-ramp and trying to overturn a police cruiser. The night ended with 17 arrests, five damaged police vehicles—and a $30,000 bill for the city.

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