Trump supporters, protesters clash in Pittsburgh

Posted at 9:03 PM, Apr 13, 2016

A Donald Trump rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, drew thousands to a downtown convention center Wednesday evening — as well as hundreds of protesters who gathered outside the venue, chanting and waving signs.

As Trump's supporters filed out at the end of the rally, the two sides engaged in heated verbal confrontations, with supporters chanting "USA!" and "Build that wall!" and protesters shouting profanities. Police in riot gear separated the sides.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Emily Schaffer said there were some minor injuries, including to police officers, but she did not have additional details.

Among those hurt was an 18-year-old Trump supporter who was observed being led to an emergency medical services van and receiving treatment after he was pepper-sprayed in the face by a man his friends identified as a protester.

Late Wednesday evening, video circulated on Twitter of a reporter being shoved by police. She was not arrested.

Others on social media captured the images from Pittsburgh.


Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.