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Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

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most, if not all of the protesters, are paid to protest against trump.****

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They have nothing better to do. This is what kids do these days with a $80,000 University alumni education. Ahhhh, the party of peace and tolerance and diversity (supposedly)

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Well, there's another Republican governor whose support Trump has lost.

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most, if not all of the protesters, are paid to protest against trump.****

Trump's not even elected yet, and he already has generated jobs for these protestors. That's some good job creation.

By the way, awhile back these same types of "rent a mobs" were protesting a Wal-Mart store for them paying low wages. The thing was, the actual protestors (paid for by the unions) were getting less than the Wal-Mart workers. It seems that they just wanted to trash something and get paid for it, no matter how little.

Since we have seen any violent Trump supporter labeled as an all inclusive representation of Trump voters and denounced, where are the same media types calling out the Bernie and Hillary supporters in their violence at Trump rallies?

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

I think protesting at Trump rallies is pretty pointless and could possibly even be counterproductive

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These "protesters" must be Republicans who don't like Trump. Everyone knows that the Democrats are too refined and open minded to do these dastardly things.

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I'm no fan of Trump, but the way these anti-Trumpers are going at it is plain embarrassing. No one is listening to their message when every demonstration ends in violence. It hurts those of us campaigning for against the man civilly...but at the end of the day, we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, with us left choosing the lesser of two evils...

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I too am embarrassed by lawlessness on either side. On the other hand, as Ben Carson, a purported Trump VP nominee, said, "The likelihood of Hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if the people had been armed."

So there's that goose for the gander, from various perspectives. I'm glad that no one was hurt.

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most, if not all of the protesters, are paid to protest against trump.****

A myth started by guess who? Trump. He provides no evidence for it, and his supporters don't ask for any...

This isn't about Republicans vs. Democrats. It's about Trump and Mexicans. I don't condone violence, but when you accuse an entire group of people of being criminals and rapists, you're going to make some people mad.

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Protest fine, raise some signs, shout a bit, BUT this violence is really making the US rather ugly looking!

Best way to beat trump & his ilk is to vote against him!

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but when you accuse an entire group of people of being criminals and rapists.

Gee.....I thought he was talking only about the illegal immigrant trade. When did it move to the whole Mexican American population?

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A myth started by guess who? Trump. He provides no evidence for it, and his supporters don't ask for any...

It matters not when you think about it. What matters is, they did riot.

This isn't about Republicans vs. Democrats. It's about Trump and Mexicans.

Yeah, but many of the Mexicans that were there were burning the American flag and carrying the Mexican flag? I need clarification, these people are NOT Americans? And what does Trump have to do with burning the flag? Are we not all Americans?

I don't condone violence, but when you accuse an entire group of people of being criminals and rapists, you're going to make some people mad.

Some people???? What they did was disgraceful and an embarrassment.

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When did it move to the whole Mexican American population?

It moved there when Trump decided (or perhaps "suggested") that birthright citizenship for certain classes of Americans should not be honored. As Trump put it himself:

"We're going to keep the families together, but they have to go," Trump said on NBC’s Meet the Press. What about the kids who have lived their whole lives in the United States and have nowhere to go? “They have to go,” he said. "We will work with them. They have to go. Chuck, we either have a country, or we don't have a country."

Trump seems to think a simple act of Congress can strip these children of their birthright. Constitutional scholars disagree. Arguments are here: < http://www.factcheck.org/2015/11/trump-challenges-birthright-citizenship/>

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Gee.....I thought he was talking only about the illegal immigrant trade.

I guess you thought wrong...

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." - Donald Trump

When did it move to the whole Mexican American population?

I guess he did say some are good people. Well assumed anyway, he can't be sure... Definitely not the best Mexico has to offer though.

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Many of the protesters are not only being paid, many are illegals who fear they will be deported back to their countries of origin as they well should be. Illegals from Mexico and Central America are bankrupting the states because the Democrats are supporting them as socialists do trying to gain more power over the rest of the country. Most of the illegals do not pay taxes, but do request social services such as free education, food stamps , and free or subsidized housing.

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That's what happens when you threaten denial of their free stuff..

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More violence from the left. Why do they hate? Shameful.

Sorros must be proud with his dollars spent.

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They are throwing rocks at the police horses How the hell is that protesting Trump? It's only the Left that stifles democracy and free speech in such a way. If you feel like you are morally superior, literally any behavior becomes excusable. Did the far right do anything remotely similar at Hillary or Bernie rallies?

The more they protest, the more they funnel votes to Trump.

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Protesters are New Mexico residents who believe their lands were seized by white men. Not just Trump but just about all Americans, they are targeting. Especially false accusers . There were plenty Mexican flags. Iwatched one of CNN channel . They burned something and threw to lined up cops. Cops were helpless..

they yelled we are not illegal. I wonder some of them are J T subscribers?

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Gee.....I thought he was talking only about the illegal immigrant trade. When did it move to the whole Mexican American population?

Apparently you didn't read or listen to his comments. Mr. Bum showed what he actually said. Nothing restricting it to illegal immigrants.

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Here's how it works: Place an ad on Craigslist you have no intention of honoring and then watch the lemmings run with it. Predictable.

http://www.snopes.com/craigslist-ad-trump-rally/

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Most of the protestors were Trump supporters who were paid to make it look like democrats were causing troubles.

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Its not called New Mexico for nothing

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@ laguna, your Snopes link adds a rather bold disclaimer that the assertion is "UNPROVEN" @ stranger, any citation beyond conjecture?

Illegal is not a race, ethnicity or skin color, it is a character trait of dishonesty.

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"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." - Donald Trump

Maybe he's playing to his base.

Funny, if most of the protesters were Trump, then we can all breath a huge sigh of relief! Trump has more Mexicans supporting him than previously thought! Kudos!! Know all along the media was lying about it.

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your Snopes link adds a rather bold disclaimer that the assertion is "UNPROVEN"

That is true - as is the assertion that protesters were paid. Occam's razor applies here: Would people who didn't have skin in the game risk arrest for a paltry sum to spend the day protesting Trump? Where would the money come from? And do you really think that organizers of such a purported event could maintain anonymity? If so, I have some stock in a Trump company to sell you....

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https://youtu.be/SfzITpgEarA (Hard-core Libs shouting down Trump attendees. Note: sort of a staged event forcing them to walk the gauntlet.

https://youtu.be/BXpdikz-fpQ

Once the (paid) Lib-tards push thru the barricades, you can easily see that many of these protestors are Native Americans which is not surprising at all. The Native Americans are actually very peaceful, but could use a few more war drums. Usually travel in large groups for their protesting groups. = More Native Americans at this event than "Mexicans." I am assuming being labeled as "Mexican" suits the media political agenda more.

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stranger, any citation beyond conjecture?

Yep, I got my information from the same place the people who made these comments got theirs:

most, if not all of the protesters, are paid to protest against trump.****

And

Many of the protesters are not only being paid, many are illegals who fear they will be deported back to their countries of origin

Just ask them where they got their comments from.

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Another classic performance by Muricans "slow clap"

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

USA version of Kristallnacht

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sf2kMay. 25, 2016 - 09:09PM JST "USA version of Kristallnacht"

Protesters against the racism and hate of Donald J. Trump's bigots is in no way analogous to the persucution of Jewish Germans by the Nazi.

Violence is not the answer, voting is.

These protesters will turn their efforts to better effect campaigning for justice and the defeat of Trump's legion of hate.

(So far, the claims these protesters are paid hasn't been supported by evidence, very much like Trump's claims on almost every topic.)

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Don't worry Democrats. Trump likes ObamaCare. Guaranteed he will expand government healthcare so the bitter old white keep your government hands off my government healthcare Obama haters can share their precious Medicare and keep it too. Trump = more government healthcare.

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Protesters shouldn't use violence. Trump will bury himself with his own comments.

Where are the right wing protesters, you ask? Throwing rocks isn't their thing. Armed takeovers of government property is more their style.

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Tuesday marked Trump’s first stop in New Mexico, the nation’s most Hispanic state.

Fooled me. I thought it was CA. Where the nortenos and surrenos love to kick-up-dust. The NM incident replicates the Orange County incident. Just shows that these people have no respect.

You don't see (R) rioting and assaulting police, innocent motorists and vandalizing marked police vehicles @Sanders, Clinton (and previously) Obama's speeches / rallies.

What's up w/ that? Ohwell, stay classy . . . . the world watches you.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

What's up? Well, at least they are not shooting PP clinics or shooting black church members. Also, Gabriel Giffords was shot by a Conservative protester. Maybe the Dems are throwing rocks? OK. But at least they are not making political shootings. And don't forget all those Bundies getting busted for pointing their toys (and they are toys compared to what the government has) at government officials.

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Protesters against the racism and hate of Donald J. Trump's bigots is in no way analogous to the persucution of Jewish Germans by the Nazi.

That is just so outrageously ludicrous, it's almost too comical. But nice try.

Violence is not the answer, voting is.

So why do Anti-Trump protesters always feel the need to resort to thuggery and violence.

These protesters will turn their efforts to better effect campaigning for justice and the defeat of Trump's legion of hate.

Or they could do an even better service by tying to help defeat Hillary and her racist minions in the BLM group.

( So far, the claims these protesters are paid hasn't been supported by evidence, very much like Trump's claims on almost every topic.)

Hillary could use some of the protesters to put some zing into her campaign rallies since most of them are half asleep anyway.

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Well, at least they are not shooting PP clinics or shooting black church members.

That was an isolated incident. Unfortunate one too. . . . . The anti-Trump protesters number in 100's compared to 1-lone wolf shooter.

When Trump returns bck to CA soon, there will be more violence. These people love it, it's their crack. Look at Costa Mesa / NM . . . .it will be the new "norm." Worse if Trump is elected. I think I'm gona go buy some more bullets for my own protection.

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That was an isolated incident. Unfortunate one too No, it is repeated....Giffords, PP, Bundies, black church members. Abortion providers are repeatedly threatened in the name of Conservative Jesus. You can say you want about B on B violence. But the whites are the mass and political shooters with their machine guns. At least what happens in the gangs stays in the gangs. You don't go there you are fine. But you can be minding your own business in church, getting an abortion, or a federal official just doing your job and bullets are flying. The Conservative crazies are more dangerous to me than the gangs.

I think I'm gona go buy some more bullets for my own protection. In Japan?

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New Mexico Governor did not attend Trump Rally in Convention Center. Then Trump did his routine to insult anyone. That made governors in other states. They demanded GOP create new selection rules to ensure Trump will not be GOP Presidential candidate.

Trump also said Bill Gate promoted war with every president since G Bush to make money. This backfired. Gate came out to explain he did not.

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Toshiko, do you think Trump repeatedly calling Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' at the NM rally was insulting? Is he saying that anyone who claims any Native American ancestry is a fraud? That sounds racist.

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But if blacks and hispanics are to blame, it must be mind boggling that this story is illustrated by security removing a blond haired light skinned woman from a Trump rally. Gotta be a minority in disguise, eh wc?

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Black guy You seem to have something against black people. That's why you don't like Obama? He stole the WH from the white people and he should be rotting in a cell for smoking joints in college? White Conservative Bundies pointed guns at BLM officials (now they are all busted). White Conservative supremacist shot up a black church. White Conservative Jesus freaks shoot up abortion clinics. These are the people who are dangerous to me.

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So much for the Democratic Process...if you don't like OUR way, then we're going to DESTROY EVERYTHING, BURN your city / businesses / attack you....

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Rumor -----rioters are Democrats. One said Hillary supporters. Another said. No, they don't run bare feet. Must be Sanders supporters . No one said GOP members.

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That was an isolated incident. Unfortunate one too No, it is repeated....Giffords, PP, Bundies, black church members. Abortion providers are repeatedly threatened in the name of Conservative Jesus.

Ok, so you can count on your fingers, lunatic conservative Whites that believe in shooting up abortion clinics. By the way, how many clinics are in the states? How many of them were shoot up within the last year? Do the math.

You can say you want about B on B violence. But the whites are the mass and political shooters with their machine guns.

Sorry, but when you look at the overall violence in the country, the high incarceration rates, gang violence, Black on Black crime, murder rate and 70% coming out of single family homes. It doesn't even come close, it's not even close. That's a fact, that's not racist. But as usual liberals never want to acknowledge these problems.

At least what happens in the gangs stays in the gangs.

No, I grew up not too far from a few cities that were infested with gangs and a lot of innocent people were killed.

You don't go there you are fine.

A bullet has no name.

But you can be minding your own business in church, getting an abortion, or a federal official just doing your job and bullets are flying.

You don't go there, you will be fine.

The Conservative crazies are more dangerous to me than the gangs.

You'd have a point if it were a daily occurrence.

So much for the Democratic Process...if you don't like OUR way, then we're going to DESTROY EVERYTHING, BURN your city / businesses / attack you....

Pretty much how the liberal mind works. That's liberal democracy, join us or suffer the consequences!

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Ok, so you can count on your fingers, lunatic conservative Whites that believe in shooting up abortion clinics. No, hundreds and hundreds of threats.

You don't go there, you will be fine. So pointing guns at fed. officials is a good thing then as you say. Conservatives hate BLM so the Bundies are their heroes. The Conservative Bundies were right pointing guns at the BLM.

You'd have a point if it were a daily occurrence. Gangs don't do mass shootings like they do.

And now Conservatives are going to be shooting illegals for just crossing the borders. So as your posts confirm, the Conservative solution is the violent solution.

No, I grew up not too far from a few cities that were infested with gangs and a lot of innocent people were killed. I didn't and never had a problem.

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In Anaheim, Trump is having Rally in Anaheim Convention. Riot gears using cops and cops from other police forces in Orange County and neighboring Counties are arresting rioters one by one rapidly.

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Ok, so you can count on your fingers, lunatic conservative Whites that believe in shooting up abortion clinics. No, hundreds and hundreds of threats

Stats please.

You don't go there, you will be fine.

Tell that to the people that live in those crime ridden cities that can't leave. Many, many are not fine.

You'd have a point if it were a daily occurrence. Gangs don't do mass shootings like they do.

How many Black gangs are in prison and compare that to some idiot White shooting up the place? You are so wrong.

http://crime.chicagotribune.com/chicago/homicides

And now Conservatives are going to be shooting illegals for just crossing the borders. So as your posts confirm, the Conservative solution is the violent solution.

If it comes to that. Mexico wouldn't be any different, why should we?

No, I grew up not too far from a few cities that were infested with gangs and a lot of innocent people were killed. I didn't and never had a problem.

That's why. I was near them, I knew quite a few from Crips, Bloods, MS-13, 18th Street dealt with enough of these guys and knew a few that were killed. So I understand that violent culture and as the saying goes, you may not be looking for a fight, but sometimes, a fight is looking for you.

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Protesters against the racism and hate of Donald J. Trump's bigots is in no way analogous to the persecution of Jewish Germans by the Nazi [Kristallnacht]. - as posted

reply: "That is just so outrageously ludicrous, it's almost too comical. But nice try." - comments

The reply is unclear.

Is the comment agreeing, the comparison of Albuquerque protesters against Donald J. Trump's racists and bigots, with Nazi Kristallnacht is ludicrous? The reality is Trump's thugs are beating people throughout Trump's campaign of hate.

The idea that Kristallnacht is in any way comparable to Albuquerque protesters against Donald J. Trump's racists and bigots is an ignorant twist to a history of Nazi prejudice against Jews.

No wonder, Donald J. Trump had no idea if he should welcome or reject a Holocaust Denier's support when David Duke championed Trump.

Trump's reply; he refused to condemn David Duke, Holocaust Denier and Grand Wizard of the KKK.

It's Trump's racism Albuquerque protesters are rejecting, not the faith of Moses.

Trump did that himself when he decided condemning a Holocaust Denier was too insulting to Trump's voter base of racists and bigots. That's why Albuquerque protesters are rejecting Trump's racists. Simple enough.

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First of all, she never got any preferential treatment. Her college and employers used her status to promote their own diversity. She listed herself as part Native American because that's what her parents and grandparents always told her. Can you really blame her for believing them?

You are saying "as long as there is an incentive to lie it is ok" -so why stop now?

At least Pocahontas was telling the truth. = Elizabeth Warren needs to come clean about her "Native American" claims.

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Stats please

Lots and lots. The Bundies threatening to kill BLM government officials doing their jobs (now they are under arrest). PP harassment. I don't care about MI-17. Never dealt with them and never will. Gangs never threatened me. They kill each other. But the violent conservatives like Bundies and white supremacists and KKK (who want Trump) threaten all of democracy when they use guns instead of the voting booths. Then there is Trump who simply wants illegal immigrants picked off by snipers just because they want to try to sneak into the USA. I can't believe Trump wants to commit Filicide for his political beliefs. Call Liberals what you want. They may kill each other in their gang wars. But at least they don't target the institution like the Bundies or violent anti-abortionists

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You are saying "as long as there is an incentive to lie it is ok" -so why stop now?

Gosh, you're thick... If you she thought she was Native American at the time, it wasn't a lie... And the point about her college and employers was that she didn't make a big deal of it and use it for personal gain, THEY did for THEIR image.

Elizabeth Warren needs to come clean about her "Native American" claims.

There's nothing to come clean about, she's already explained it was an innocent mistake. But I ask again, why is this one insignificant mistake so important to you? All it looks like is a pathetically desperate attempt to find some dirt on her. If that's all you can come up with, she looks all the better for it.

Where are you're demands for Trump to come clean about Trump University, his tax records, John Miller, etc.?

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Apparently you didn't read or listen to his comments. Mr. Bum showed what he actually said. Nothing restricting it to illegal immigrants.

Why would nationals SEND anyone? Your logic is....well....illogical.

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Trump's wall is illogical: (1) Good for ladder and shovel sales. (2) It will displace your people (again).

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Ive experienced the "immigrant" experience myself, so I get it. What I dont get is the things I hear some Mexican Americans saying, like Texas California etc are actually Mexico, so they are not entering illegally anyhow, and these states should be returned to Mexico. Strange logic but I guess they think those states would be better off under Mexicos government. Horrific crimes along the border by drug cartels, and causing massive problems for some states. I see them waving the Mexico flag, but are leaving that country. If the U.S. is such a hostile place, why not make your own country a better place and go back there? There was a time in the U.S. that many felt it wasnt even a country; instead just a place to get yours then leave. Lets reverse that, if Mexico became an economic powerhouse with minimum corruption and a secure infrastructure, and if suddenly everyone in the U.S. immigrated to Mexico, how would they feel? Im sure they would be like "go bake your own cake and eat it instead of ours"

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