As President Donald Trump visited California Monday to speak with officials about the ongoing wildfires, a protester nearby was injured when she fell off a California Highway Patrol cruiser after the officer sped away from a crowd.

The group of people protesting the president’s visit had gathered in the middle of a street outside Sacramento. At one point, they surrounded the cruiser and a woman climbed onto the hood. The officer took off, causing the woman to fall off and hit the pavement. She was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The CHP did not immediately respond to NBC Bay Area’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, outside the former U.S. Air Force base where Trump was meeting, hundreds gathered to show their support for the president, who said California’s devastating wildfires are largely a result of the state’s mismanaged forests.

“Newsom should probably do something about the forest maintenance,” Trump supporter John Dickerson said. “But until then, there ain’t much more going to happen. Going to burn every time.”

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By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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