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Police Disperse Protesters With Smoke After Things Escalate Outside Trump Rally

Immediately after President Trump‘s rally in Phoenix, things escalated outside the arena, causing the police to disperse the crowd with smoke (which was initially misreported as ‘tear gas’).

Fox News correspondent Jonathan Hunt told Bret Baier that the “thousands” of protesters who were across the street from the convention center were “extremely peaceful” during the rally.

“The area where the trouble appeared to begin, I can tell you was where there was a group of Antifa activists that I saw earlier, clad in their black uniforms and their masks,” Hunt reported. “I do not know that that is the particular group that the police moved in to disperse but it is certainly in the area where they were.”

Hunt was told that the roughly 3,000 Phoenix police officers “were on duty” and they were “fully equipped.”

“I would say this was a larger crowd…than any protest crowd I saw on the campaign trail,” Hunt added, estimating 4,000 had attended.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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