(FOX 11) - In our current political environment it may not be surprising that violent political confrontations are on the increase in California, especially in Orange County.
The 'Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism' at Cal State San Bernardino has released a study showing that heated confrontations between protest groups in California are on track to double this year compared to last year.
By heated confrontations the center means those involving injuries, arrests, property damage, or the cancellation of events.
The center's director Brian Levin says, 'What our leaders say about race... Matters.'
The report says Orange County now leads the state in violent political confrontations, even more so than Berkeley, where the violence has gotten more national attention.
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