Police Use Tear Gas on Crowds After Trump Rally
Tim Foley, an Army veteran who leads his own citizens’ border patrol in Arizona, showed his Glock handgun to a reporter, saying he
and his comrades had come to Phoenix to “keep the peace.”
“Ignorance is fueling the opposition to Trump,” Mr. Foley, 57, said in an interview outside the convention
center alongside other members of his Arizona Border Recon, which he calls a nongovernmental organization.
PHOENIX — The police used tear gas to disperse crowds numbering in the thousands on Tuesday night outside the Phoenix
Convention Center as tempers flared around President Trump’s divisive speech at a campaign-style rally here.
But Trump and his people think it belongs just to them.”
Shortly after Mr. Torres said those words, a woman waiting to enter the convention center, who wore a T-shirt
that read “Trump 45: Suck it up buttercup,” shouted at him: “Hey, can I see your papers?
Jeri L. Williams, the chief of the Phoenix Police Department, said at a news conference late Tuesday night
that officers were attacked with bottles, rocks, and tear gas, and that two officers were being treated for heat exhaustion at a hospital.
“It’s an insult to me as a freedom-loving American for Trump to come to this place to spew
his hate,” said Mr. Torres, 41, a house painter who drove from Tucson to protest.