Sup­port­ers and pro­test­ers clash

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Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign in Ari­zona is cen­tred on his hard line against il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, a stand that sup­port­ers are em­brac­ing in a se­ries of tense ral­lies ahead of to­mor­row’s pres­i­den­tial pri­mary in the state.

“Il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion is gonna stop,” Trump said in Tuc­son. “It’s dan­ger­ous, ter­ri­ble.”

Both in Phoenix and Tuc­son, Trump was i n t ro­duced by ex-Ari­zona gov­er­nor Jan Brewer, who pushed tough im­mi­gra­tion laws in of­fice, and Joe Ar­paio, the Mari­copa County sher­iff who made his name by chas­ing down peo­ple who are in the coun­try il­le­gally. The county in­cludes Phoenix and nearly two-thirds of Ari­zona’s pop­u­la­tion.

Pro­test­ers showed up at ev­ery event. In Phoenix, they blocked the main road into his out­door rally for sev­eral hours be­fore it started on Satur­day. In Tuc­son, they in­ter­rupted him and some were thrown out of the event.

Trump mocked: “We love our pro­test­ers, don’t we?” As se­cu­rity re­moved one or more, he said: “We want to do it with love,” then added bit­ingly, “Get ‘em outta here.”

In Tuc­son, one pro­tester car­ried a sign with an im­age of a Con­fed­er­ate flag over an im­age of Trump and was kicked and punched by a Trump sup­porter.

Pro­test­ers hurled two wa­ter bot­tles at rally at­ten­dees.

Ari­zona Democrats also vote to­mor­row, and Bernie San­ders cam­paigned at the US-Mex­ico bor­der in No­gales. He promised to to keep im­mi­grant fam­i­lies to­gether.

RI­VALS: Trump sup­port­ers and pro­test­ers shout at each other at a cam­paign rally

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