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There Was No Gun At Donald Trump's Rally Last Night

There Was No Gun At Donald Trump's Rally Last Night

Maybe, cause it's America. But no shots fired.

Josh Teal

Josh Teal

Donald Trump was escorted off stage at a Nevada rally last night as there were reports a protester was holding a gun while he was talking.

It transpired that what happened was someone had shouted "gun!" in response to Austyn Crites, a protester, who was holding a 'Republicans against Trump' placard. US Secret Service agents quickly rushed Trump off stage while Crites was 'kicked and choked'.

Image: Reuters

Speaking to the Guardian, he said: "People started going crazy.

"These people couldn't grab the sign - they start tackling me, and then just piled on, and someone yelled something about a gun.

"I was yelling down there, 'There is no gun! I only have a sign! I only have a sign'!

"But there were people wrenching on my neck so hard they could have strangled me to death.

Image: Sky News

"Other people were grabbing at my balls. Other people were kicking me. It was absolutely nuts."

Crites has been a registered Republican for around six years but finds Trump to be a "fascist", saying he's been "fairly vocal during the primary process as well as now."

He added: "You know I agree with them on many, many different issues but I just believe that, you know, he's very dangerous for the country. And so I just came with a sign, I literally just had one sign that said 'Republicans against Trump'."

He was detained by the Secret Service but they found no weapon.

In a statement, they said: "Secret Service agents and Reno Police Officers immediately apprehended the subject. Upon a thorough search of the subject and the surrounding area, no weapon was found."

So all a load of nothing really. Just a guy holding a sign, getting assaulted.

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Topics: Donald Trump