[Rushtalk] Rent a mob Protests turn violent outside Trump New Mexico event

Tom Matiska tom.matiska at att.net
Mon May 30 12:31:43 MDT 2016


Trump should find the group responsible for organizing this and give them more funding.    Foriegners protesting for amnesty while waiving a foreign flag will only help Trump.  Tom
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Carl Spitzer <lynux at keepandbeararms.com> wrote:

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>Protests turn violent outside Trump New Mexico event
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>Published May 25, 2016 
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>Police in riot gear and mounted patrol units faced off against a viol
>ent crowd of protesters outside a Donald Trump campaign event in
>Albuquerque Tuesday night. 
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>Hours after Trump and some 4,000 of his supporters left the Albuquerque
>Convention Center, approximately 100 demonstrators remained in downtown.
>Smoke grenades were used in an effort to disperse the crowd, while
>protesters threw rocks, plastic bottles, burning T-shirts and other
>items at officers. 
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>Albuquerque police said on Twitter late Tuesday that "several" officers
>were being treated for injuries as a result of being hit by rocks. At
>least one person was arrested.
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>Inside the Trump rally, demonstrators shouted, held up banners and
>resisted removal by security officers. The banners included the messages
>"Trump is Fascist" and "We've heard enough."
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>By the way, you know what the Brown shirts were for? The Brown shirts
>did exactly what these protestors are doing, they violently try to break
>up the oppositions political rallies with violent protests!
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>Trump responded with his usual bluster, mocking the protesters by
>telling them to "Go home to mommy."
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>He responded to one demonstrator by asking, "How old is this kid?" Then
>he provided his own answer: "Still wearing diapers."
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>Trump's supporters responded with chants of "Build that wall!"  At one
>point, a female protester was physically dragged from the stands by
>security. Other protesters scuffled with security as they resisted
>removal from the convention center.
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>The altercations left a glass door at the entrance of the convention
>center smashed. During the rally, protesters outside overran barricades
>and clashed with police in riot gear. They also burned T-shirts and
>other items labeled with Trump's catchphrase, "Make America Great
>Again."
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>Trump supporters at the rally said they appreciated his stance on
>boosting border security and stemming the flow of people crossing the
>border illegally, but some said they were frightened by the violent
>protests outside.
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>Albuquerque attorney Doug Antoon said rocks were flying through the
>convention center windows as he was leaving Tuesday night. Glass was
>breaking and landing near his feet.
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>"This was not a protest, this was a riot. These are hate groups," he
>said of the demonstrators.
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>Karla Molinar, a University of New Mexico student, said she participated
>in disrupting Trump's speech because she felt he was attacking members
>of her family who are living in the country illegally. She said she
>believes Trump is using them as scapegoats for the nation's problems.
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>Tuesday marked Trump's first stop in New Mexico, the nation's most
>Hispanic state. Gov. Susana Martinez, head of the Republican Governors
>Association and the nation's only Latina governor, has harshly
>criticized his remarks on immigrants and has attacked his proposal to
>build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The governor did not attend
>the rally and has yet to make an endorsement.
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>Trump read off a series of negative statistics about the state,
>including an increase in the number of people on food stamps.
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>"We have to get your governor to get going. She's got to do a better
>job, OK?" he said, adding: "Hey, maybe I'll run for governor of New
>Mexico. I'll get this place going."
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>The governor's office fired back, saying Martinez has fought for welfare
>reform.
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>"The potshots weren't about policy, they were about politics," said
>spokesman Michael Lonergan. "And the Governor will not be bullied into
>supporting a candidate until she is convinced that candidate will fight
>for New Mexicans, and she did not hear that today."
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>The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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