Gary Tuchman of CNN could barely speak after getting tear gassed after the Trump rally in Phoenix. The CNN reporter could barely speak with Don Lemon.
Per Real Clear Politics:
“The police have deployed tear gas and some concussion ordinance that has startled people here. There hasn’t been any violence so far, that’s the good news. But the tear gas here is very acute. Most people have left,” Tuchman reported.
“But all of our faces right now are burning, all of our throats are burning,” Tuchman said.
“Why did it happen? I don’t know the answer,” he said.
“There were some water bottles thrown at police and the next thing we felt was the burning tear gas,” he explained.
CNN Reporter Gets Tear Gassed
This wasn’t the only danger a CNN reporter faced. Earlier in the night a different CNN reporter almost was hit by the lit end of a smoke grenade. This was after protesters were throwing water bottles at the police.
Police released a statement which advised people so steer clear of the area.
Got statement from Phoenix PD Sgt Jonathan Howard. Pepper spray was used to disperse crowds and there have been no arrests as of this time pic.twitter.com/bSROQVqqaY
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 23, 2017
It turned into an ugly scene last night in Phoenix. Every time there is a rally that shows support of Trump or the right, there is sure to be violent protesters on the scene.