Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally

Anti-Trump protests turn violent outside New Mexico rally, by Jill Colvin and Russell Contreras.

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. …

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!”

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

Albuquerque attorney Doug Antoon said rocks were flying through the convention center windows as he was leaving Tuesday night. Glass was breaking and landing near his feet.

“This was not a protest, this was a riot. These are hate groups,” he said of the demonstrators.

Commenter Big Chief:

A quick history lesson:

North America was settled by Anglo/Celts and has enjoyed prosperity, peace and freedom unparalleled in human history.

Central and South America were settled by Hispanics, and have has revolutions, generalissimos, poverty,disease and strife forever.

Now our betters want to bring that Eden of “diversity” here. NO.

This is becoming a battle to preserve a successful culture, rather than submerge it in leftist voters from less successful, low-trust societies.

hat-tip Matthew

UPDATE: Electing Trump, One Riot at a Time, by John Hinderaker.

Liberals will try to imply that violence by anti-Trump rioters is somehow Trump’s fault, but they can’t sell that theory. Most people dislike riots and rioters just as much today as they did in 1968. Trump has risen to the top of the political heap in large part because of the enemies he has made. During the primaries, the more he was denounced by liberal reporters, the more votes he got. The same will happen in the general election if voters see that he is besieged by left-wing rioters.