Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are downplaying a violent protest at a Donald Trump event last night.
Despite rocks and bottles thrown at police horses, arson, and property damage at the convention where the presumptive presidential candidate spoke, few arrests were reported.
Several police were injured by the rampaging protesters.
— Zach Wolf (@zbyronwolf) May 25, 2016
— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) May 25, 2016
— CNN International (@cnni) May 25, 2016
Reports of gunfire during the riot were downplayed by Albuquerque police:
There is no confirmation that any gunshots were fired, contrary to reports. Possible damage to Convention Center Windows by pellet gun
— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
The Last Refuge blog points out that many of the troublemakers were with PSL, short for “Party for Socialism and Liberation,” and “The Red Nation,” both communist. According to media reports, other protesters were Bernie Sanders supporters. Demonstrators also waved Mexican flags.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) May 25, 2016