Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, turned into a scene of chaos on Tuesday. Left-wing agitators clashed with police, throwing bottles and rocks at officers. The protesters also lashed out at rally attendants, going so far as to assault a Trump supporter in a wheelchair.
Trump took to Twitter to respond to the protesters, who he characterized as “thugs” and “criminals.”
The protesters in New Mexico were thugs who were flying the Mexican flag. The rally inside was big and beautiful, but outside, criminals!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2016
In addition to throwing rocks and bottles at police, agitators smashed the glass doors at the Albuquerque Convention Center where the rally was being held, lit fires, and loudly chanted “f*** Trump” according to one CNN report.