Riots – President Trump visits Phoenix

 

I was in a team of reporters for The Arizona Republic sent out to cover a myriad of protests circulating around President Donald Trump’s rally in downtown Phoenix on August 22, 2017. We expected the riots to get violent – the rally came weeks after Charlottesville and it was heavily rumored that Trump was going to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I was among a small group of reporters at the front lines when police tear gassed and fired pepper bullets and flash bangs into crowds and the night erupted. Here was my live coverage of the events for The Arizona Republic.