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

Josh Teal

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

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.

Featured image credit: Reuters

Topics: Donald Trump

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