Journalist killed by gunmen in Mexican state of Veracruz
U.S. State Department email restored after global outage
You are here  » Home   » America

Police use gas to disperse protesters outside Trump rally in Phoenix

By Reuters | Published Wed, August 23rd 2017 at 07:22, Updated August 23rd 2017 at 07:29 GMT +3
Pro-Trump supporters face off with peace activists during protests outside a Donald Trump campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. August 22, 2017.

Police deployed gas to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, after protesters outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday threw rocks and bottles, police said.

"People in the crowd have begun throwing rocks and bottles at police. They also dispersed some gas in the area," Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sergeant Jonathan Howard said.

ALSO READ: Controversial blogger Robert Alai arrested, detained at Kamkunji Police Station

"Police have responded with pepper balls and OC (oleoresin capsicum) spray in an attempt to disperse the crowd and stop the assaults," he said.

Police have not given an estimate of the number of protesters who turned out for the event, but Arizona media said there were several thousand people.

Media reports said some protesters had thrown bottles at police.


RECOMMENDED

ADVERTISEMENT

latest News

VIEW ALL

Trending Now

ADVERTISEMENT

KTN News Live Stream