The scene outside of a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico descended into chaos as anti-Trump protesters first broke through a barrier, lit things on fire, and threw rocks at police officers.
Protesters shouting "fuck Donald trump!" (And playing the song) as cops on horses tell them to disband. pic.twitter.com/FCrnzQKezj— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) May 25, 2016
Shit is going ham at this trump rally pic.twitter.com/Dq0h0lFKM5— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) May 25, 2016
Protesters are throwing burning t shirts at trump rally pic.twitter.com/rVbGmHsW6x— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) May 25, 2016
Protestors are now throwing bottles and rocks at our Police Horses.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
Some form of smoke bomb or pepper spray was used by the police to break up the protesters. The protesters were primarily opposed to Trump's proposals on immigration.
The smoke that has been seen is not tear gas, it's just smoke. We have not deployed tear gas at this time.— Albuquerque Police (@ABQPOLICE) May 25, 2016
There were also protests inside the rally, and Trump's speech was interrupted several times.