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Hillary Clinton speaks at East Los Angeles College amid protests

By Marc Cota-Robles , Elex Michaelson and Melissa MacBride header-smallIn the afternoon, Clinton attended a rally at East Los Angeles College, where she derided presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as a “loose cannon” and a “risk we cannot afford.”

“Now as president, creating good jobs and raising income will be my number-one priority,” she said. “And we will follow the lead of California and raise the minimum wage.”

Her speech rallied supporters at the college, which serves heavily Hispanic cities in the East L.A. area. She touched on several topics, including immigration and Latino issues.

Several protests were held outside and several Bernie Sanders-supporters interrupted her speech, prompting her to cut it down to about 14 minutes.

Members of Union del Barrio, MEXA of East Los Angeles College, LA Brown Berets and several other student and community-based organizations marched from Belvedere Park to East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park to protest what organizers call Clinton’s attacks on working-class communities of color and her 2002 vote as a senator in favor of the resolution authorizing military action against Iraq.

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