Trump Rally In New Mexico Descends Into Chaos

In true Donald Trump fashion, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has once again succeeded in raising the hackles of Mexican communities during a rally.

Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, descended into chaos as demonstrators burned T-shirts, threw rocks at police officers, overturned garbage cans and vandalized property.

The situation escalated Tuesday night when a bullet reportedly was fired through a window at the Albuquerque Convention Center. One police officer reported the shot came from a BB gun while other said it was a bullet. A few reports after that have caused doubt whether there was actually gunfire involved at the beginning.



The presumptive GOP nominee last spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention after receiving their endorsement on Friday. Inside the convention center, Trump’s opening remarks were interrupted by angry objections. Some banners included messages like “Trump is Fascist” and “We’ve heard enough.”

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Security was forced to remove protesters from inside the hall, but one woman resisted removal and tried to lock herself to a metal railing.

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People from the streets tried to force their way inside the hall but they were pushed back by the police.

Even then, about 100 protesters launched rocks at the window while lighting the streets on fire outside.








The police have responded by spraying mace and launching smoke grenades at the crowd outside Albuquerque Convention Center.






Some people tweeted that the protests were centered on Trump’s stance against Hispanics.


Even though many of the anti-Trump protesters left, dozens remained on the street, including drivers that spun truck tires to create noise and smoke.

Police stated the remaining protesters outside the center were there “to cause trouble and be destructive.”

 Banner/Thumbnail Credits: Reuters

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