As the rowdy Arizona Trump rally wrapped up, Trump supporters were jovial after seeing the orange commander-in-chief give a campaign-style rally (despite having already won the campaign). Furthermore, protesters stood outside protesting his appearance and everything he stood for.
However, reports have started circulating that a disturbance in the crowd of protesters caused law enforcement officials clad in riot gear to respond by employing some type of riot-gear control methods. One reported posted a six-second clip of protesters running and a loud boom can be heard somewhere in the distance. The reporter tweeted:
‘My eyes are burning and I’m a block away. People tell me police deployed tear gas @abc15’
— Lexi Sutter (@LexiSutterTV) August 23, 2017
Another user posted an ominous photo of law enforcement surrounded by smoke.
‘Phoenix Police fire teargas at protesters after campaign rally #TrumpInPhoenix #TrumpRally #SheriffJoeArpaio @POTUS’
— Rob Schumacher (@RobSchumacher1) August 23, 2017
We will continue to monitor the situation for updates.
You can watch coverage of the protest below.
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