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May 25, 2016

Violent Yet Peaceful Protesters Provoked Into a Scuffle With Trump Fascists

So, according to the mainstream media, some good-hearted, well-meaning rioters were peacefully rioting down the street when they were hate-accosted by some Trump supporters who had gathered in a hate rally.

I'm so happy to see the US becoming what the Founders intended it to be: Venezuela.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, protesters in New Mexico opposing Donald Trump's candidacy threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades.

Police responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center.

During the rally, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was interrupted repeatedly by protesters, who shouted, held up banners and resisted removal by security officers.

The banners included the messages "Trump is Fascist" and "We've heard enough."

Trump lashed back at protesters, tweeting Wednesday: "The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!"

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, which was packed with thousands of loud and cheering Trump supporters.

Trump responded with his usual bluster, instructing security to remove the protesters and mocking their actions by telling them to "Go home to mommy."

He responded to one demonstrator by asking, "How old is this kid?" Then he provided his own answer: "Still wearing diapers."

Trump's supporters responded with chants of "Build that wall!"

I like how the AP reports it as if both sides were to blame. I mean, sure, on one hand, there were riots; but on the other side, there were "chants" and "bluster."

Here's CNN deeming the violence a "scuffle."

Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in New Mexico -- the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.

The scene outside Albuquerque's convention center was chaotic as police ushered protesters away from Trump's event and into the nearby streets.

There, anti-Trump protesters -- many critical of his positions on immigration -- loudly chanted, "F--- Donald Trump."

The protesters had broken a glass door to the convention center. Some 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.

Trump had already left the event, by that point, but responded on Twitter Wednesday morning.

"The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!" he tweeted.

The scene was reminiscent of the violence between Trump supporters and protesters in Chicago in March.

Once again, the false balance: The Trump people showed up in Chicago for a political rally, and the protesters showed up to commit violence and keep that rally from happening, and this is described as "violence between Trump supporters and protesters."

If some people break into an abortion clinic and beat up the staff, will CNN report this as "violence between pro- and anti-abortion forces"?

No, of course not.

Below, video of some fire between Trump supporters and protesters. A scuffle of thrown fire, if you will.


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