On Tuesday night, anti-Trump protesters wreaked havoc outside a rally venue in New Mexico for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Fires were set, a glass door at the convention was shattered by likely a pellet gun, the main exit was blocked and rocks and bottles were thrown at police and their horses, all in the midst of "F*** Donald Trump" chants.
Inside the event, Trump was reportedly disrupted on numerous occasions; at least three protesters had to be removed from the rally by force.
Among the disrupters from inside the venue were purported illegal immigrants. “A group of a dozen protesters in the grandstands around the stage where Trump spoke unfurled banners that read ‘Undocumented Unafraid’ and ‘We've heard enough.’ Another banner accused Trump of being a fascist,” reports CNN.
Outside, many of the protesters — whose numbers eventually "swelled beyond 600" — were waving Mexican flags.
Some protesters "taunted police and jumped on police vehicles as officers in riot gear and on police horses moved them away from the convention center's exits," notes CNN.
Per the APD, the only arrests made were inside the rally venue.
The events of the unruly disrupters were chronicled by the Albuquerque Police Department and journalists on scene.
Police officers are reportedly being treated for injuries resulting from Tuesday night's protests.
A Trump rally was cancelled earlier in the primary in Chicago due to unruly, violent mass protests.