Trump Protesters Clash With Police, Throw Rocks Outside Rally in New Mexico
There was chaos on the streets outside a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as critics of the likely Republican presidential nominee hurled rocks at police officers Wednesday night.
Protesters outside The Albuquerque Convention Center battled police in full riot gear and on horseback. Cops set off smoke grenades and pepper spray, while protesters set Trump T-shirts on fire and threw rocks at the venue and authorities.
Some protesters covered their faces with masks. Others carried Mexican flags. Many were heard chanting, “f*** Donald Trump!”
No one was arrested outside the venue and the police tweeted:
Only arrests at this point have been from inside the rally.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
The battle raged inside the arena as well. Trump screamed for security to “get them out” as protesters disrupted his speech.
One protester was dragged down stairs by security. Trump mocked another protester that was whisked away by security saying: “He can’t get a date so he’s doing this instead.”
One young boy began yelling from the side of the stage. Trump couldn't believe it.
“How old is this kid? He's still wearing diapers,” the GOP frontrunner said.
Between disruptions, Trump unleashed a zinger at Hillary Clinton, calling her a “lowlife.”
The real estate tycoon also took aim at Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has claimed to be of Native American ancestry.
Trump called her “Pocahontas.”
Warren fired right back, blasting Trump in a speech at a Democratic event Tuesday, saying Trump is “a small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care who gets hurt.”