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    Police Officers Injured in Clashes With Anti-Trump Protesters in New Mexico

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    Several police officers were injured during clashes with demonstrators protesting against US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, local police said on Twitter.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Several police officers were injured during clashes with demonstrators protesting against US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, local police said on Twitter.

    The protesters reportedly threw rocks at police horses and lit fires late on Tuesday outside an Albuquerque Trump rally, after the presidential contender won the Washington state primary.

    "Several #APD officers are being treated for injuries as a result of being hit by rocks. At least one subj arrested from the riot," the Albuquerque police said.

    Trump has sparked controversy in the country with his comments on Muslims, women, and migration, including calls to build a wall with Mexico and temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.

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