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Trump Stumps in ABQ [Photos]

Albuquerque visit from GOP front-runner is marked by protest

May 25, 2016, 10:30 am
Trump supporters, gawkers and protesters lined up early outside the Albuquerque Convention Center for an evening rally on Tuesday, May 24.
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Meanwhile, demonstrators who oppose the presumptive Republican nominee made a splash across the street.
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Everyone had a message.
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Bob and Jo Ann Hoffman joined Trump supporters who bought new merch at the event. 
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Other pro-Trump folk taunted protesters across the street.
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Before Trump came out, a loudspeaker played a message urging supporters not to harm protesters.
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Trump's hourlong speech included a rant against Gov. Susana Martinez about the state's increase in food stamp recipients. 
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Trump supporters jeered as police escorted a bikini-clad protester down from the bleachers. 
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No surprise here, as waves of protesters continued to interrupt the speech.
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After the event, things were a little different outside.
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Albuquerque police declared the scene an unlawful assembly and donned riot gear to disperse the crowd.
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Albuquerque's streets became a showplace for Mexican pride.
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A young man waved a Mexican flag amid smoke from burning tires.
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Mounted police took to the streets around the Convention Center. 
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Police launched several smoke canisters after protesters hurled bottles, pebbles and rocks at them.
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Read the recap of events here.


 

 

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