Trump rally turns violent: Supporter accused of attacking protester

- Donald Trump is now headed out of Arizona after wrapping up a rally in Tucson, but as with every stop he made in the state, protests followed.

"Tell ya folks.. that's a disgrace. They're taking away our First Amendment rights, they're troublemakers, they're no good and we better be careful. We've got to take our country back, folks. We've got to take it back," said Trump.

But the Tucson protests got way out of hand when a Trump supporter turned on a protester and things became violent.  Tucson Police have announced that 32-year-old Tony Pettway was arrested for assault with injury. 

Take a look at the video. The man wearing an American flag shirt was apparently pummeled by a Trump supporter.  Police immediately arrested the Trump supporter and escorted him out of the rally.

Trump supporters say the protester was a Bernie Sanders supporter, but he says he's an independent voter who is against Trump.  Police also arrested 67-year-old Linda Rothman inside the event.

Trump has been criticized for violence at his campaign rallies.

 
Trump protester explains what happened during attack

UPDATE: Brian Sanders, a protester at today's #DonaldTrump rally in Tucson, explains what happened before he was "sucker punched." (Video courtesy of Tucson.com, used with permission)

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2016
 
Fight breaks out at Tucson rally

ALERT: A man in an American flag shirt told a Tucson newspaper he was there protesting #DonaldTrump and was attacked by someone at the rally today. [WARNING: Graphic Content]

Posted by FOX 10 Phoenix on Saturday, March 19, 2016

 


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