This post was written by Connor Balough
It’s not secret now that the anti-Trump brigades have thrown stones and fire at police horses in the past, most violently in Albuquerque NM earlier this week. Unfortunately, one of the police horses died.
The reports have shown that the horse passed away from various sources on social media.
We have contacted the Albuquerque Police Department, but unfortunately we have not heard back with more details about the horse.
The Police department informed us that although the horse was assaulted, he did not die.
Let’s hope this does not continue.
They would be back at work tonight, the police added.
Police said four people were arrested on the night and officers escorted about a dozen protesters out of the area. More arrests would be made, officers said.
Albuquerque City Council president Dan Lewis later issued a statement condemning the violence.
“The violence that we’re seeing this evening is absolutely unacceptable, and it is not the fault of Donald Trump, his campaign, or the attendees at the rally this evening,” he said. Lewis blamed ‘so called public interest groups’ fomenting hate.”
“This was not a protest — it was a riot that was the result of a mob trying to cause damage and injury to public property and innocent citizens exercising their constitutional right to peaceably assemble.”
Albuquerque’s mayor, Richard Berry, thanked the peaceful protesters, but said the city would work to hold the rioters accountable. He said the freedom of individuals to support the candidate of their choice was a sacred first amendment right.