Police In Riot Gear Respond To Violent Disruption Outside Trump Rally In New Mexico
The NYDailyNews is reporting that things got SUPER ugly outside of Donald Trumps latest rally in New Mexico. As you might imagine, there are a lot of people in the state who aren’t fans of walls being built to keep Mexicans out of the country…
Chaos erupted outside a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, with police using smoke bombs to disperse crowds who threw rocks at officers.
Trump’s rally in the New Mexico city’s Convention Center drew a rowdy crowd of supporters, as well as hundreds of protesters against the brash billionaire’s bullying ways.
Demonstrators across the street from the venue rushed through police barricades to the doors around 7:30 a.m. local time. Officers formed lines and kept them outside the center, according to KOB4.
“The safest place to be, anytime in our country, is at a Trump rally,” the presumptive Republican nominee said inside during a speech that was repeatedly interrupted by protesters.
If by “safest” he means “in eminent danger of physical assault” then he’s absolutely right.
Enter, police in riot gear physically assaulting people.
Albuquerque police, who later called the evening’s events a riot, said on Twitter that some protesters were throwing bottles and rocks at mounted officers. The glass doors of the center reportedly sustained damage as well.
Social media posts said shots were fired, though police could only confirm “possible damage to Convention Center Windows by pellet gun.”
Can’t recall a modern political campaign that incited this level of violence and disruption.
But somehow people seem to think that The Orange One should be the President of these United States. SMFH.
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