- Conservative radio show host Larry Elder is running for governor in the California recall election.
- Disgruntled residents followed the Republican candidate and voiced their concerns.
- An activist tried to throw an egg at the candidate during his campaign in Venice.
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Larry Elder’s campaign for governor in the California recall election ended abruptly on Wednesday as a crowd of disgruntled residents in Venice, Los Angeles, followed the Republican candidate – and at one point an egg was thrown at him, local news station KABC reported.
Videos show the conservative radio host touring a homeless encampment in Venice while people shouted profanities and grievances at him. According to CBS LA, a person on a bike in a gorilla mask threw the egg.
The LAPD told Insider that the incident occurred on the 7900 block of Melrose Ave where Elder held a brief conference at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time. Officer Mike Lopez told Insider that one of Elder’s security members and his driver were struck with pellets from unknown suspects.
Spectrum News also captured a brief tussle that occurred as Elder was being escorted out of the situation.
“Here’s a man that don’t even like his own fucking people and running for governor – for what?” one person asked reporters.
-Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) September 8, 2021
The California gubernatorial election to replace the state’s current governor, Gavin Newsom, is set for September 14.
“People are angry. People are furious. People are mentally ill. This problem needs to be fixed, and Gavin Newsom has made it worse,” Elder told KABC after the incident.
“The intolerant left will not stop us. We will recall Gavin Newsom. We will save California,” Elder tweeted after the incident.
Officer Lopez told Insider that an investigation is currently underway.