Black Lives Matter counter-protesters far outnumbered the white nationalists that gathered near Huntington Beach pier for the rally, which started at 1 p.m. local time. After some arrests, cops declared the event an unlawful assembly by 2:30 p.m. and ordered the "unruly crowd" to disperse. Several violent confrontations occurred between rallygoers and counter-protesters before authorities broke up the event. In a video shared to YouTube, one man can be seen punching another man in the face in front of a police officer for repeatedly asking him, "Why do you hate me?" "F*** off you Nazi b****," one bystanders yelled at the violent man as he turned to walk away.