A demonstration against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump turned ugly in New Mexico Tuesday night, as violence erupted and the ire of angry protesters was unleashed on police officers trying to keep the peace.
Video taken by KOAT-TV captured anti-Trump protesters jumping on and walking over police cars in the streets of Albuquerque.
Here's video of anti-Trump protesters walking on and jumping on police cars in Albuquerque pic.twitter.com/Ekk2f9pvdF
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 25, 2016
NBC reporter Frank Thorp who, was on the scene, captured images of the chaotic moment.
Scenes from the situation post-Trump rally in NM: Protesters running over police car, riot police advance: pic.twitter.com/xoLTKMdpn9
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) May 25, 2016
Protesters also hurled rocks and other items at police officers throughout the night.
Protestors are now throwing bottles and rocks at our Police Horses.
— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
Protesters keep throwing rocks at police, officers respond with smoke canisters, push forward. pic.twitter.com/VrcQHKuK7g
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) May 25, 2016
Madness on CNN. Protestors outside the Trump rally in Alberquerque throwing rocks at police; smoke in the air.
— Philip Bump (@pbump) May 25, 2016
Albuquerque Police said in a tweet that several officers were being treated for injuries after being struck by rocks. At least one individual was arrested.
Editor’s Note: Home page image courtesy of NBC reporter Frank Thorp.
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