-from CBS 2 in Palm Springs, we hear that opposition to the civil decision regarding marriage in California is getting hostile. It seems to me that the fruit is indicative of the seed that was sown:
A gay rights rally at the Palm Springs City Hall turned violent Friday night when a woman showed up carrying a styrofoam cross. A scuffle took place and an angry crowd even turned on our KPSP Local 2 crew.Thanks to Saint Louis Catholic.
"They began grabbing me. It was like a dog pack," Phyllis Burgess, a Prop 8 supporter, said.
All caught on tape, the video shows one protester grabbing the styrofoam cross from Burgess' hands. Another protesters is shown stomping on it. Burgess says she was struck on the head and spit on.
"The crowd was very angry that someone was here that they felt didn't belong here," Burgess said. "But I've lived in this city for 30 years."
"I don't want to keep it peaceful anymore," one protester yelled. "We should fight! We should fight!" he shouted.
During a live interview with KPSP Local 2, protesters encircled Burgess. Yelling expletives and hateful slurs, the crowd turned their anger on our news crew. Many were angry that the woman was given a chance to express her opinions.
Out of hundreds at the rally, only dozens were a part of the chaos. "The majority of the crowd didn't (get involved)," said Stan Janas, a gay rights supporter. "We stayed with our own agenda."