Police gear up for `White Lives Matter’ rally in OC

HUNTINGTON BEACH  - Huntington Beach police are planning a ramped-up presence tomorrow in the event of a potential square-off between attendees at a planned "White Lives Matter'' rally and counter-protesters. Police would not provide specifics of their plan to monitor the rally, other than to say "increased staffing of public safety personnel'' is expected. "There will be a large contingent of police officers working in the area, along with various assets including a regional mounted unit and aviation assets,'' Huntington Beach Police Lt. Brian Smith said. ``Additional resources from allied agencies will also be on standby should the need arise, which is common practice for large planned events, including sporting events, community events, rallies and protests.'' Carrie Braun, a spokes
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