- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two men and a teenager have been arrested in connection with a protest outside a recent Donald Trump rally in downtown Albuquerque that turned violent, and more arrests are expected, police said Thursday.

At a news conference with business owners whose shops were damaged during the riot, Albuquerque authorities announced that police arrested Julian Heckman, 22, and Willie Williams, 39, after police received hundreds of tips.

Police said Heckman is charged with seven counts of “propulsion of missiles” and other misdemeanor charges after officers watched television images of him tossing rocks at police. A criminal complaint said it was not known if Heckman hit any officers.

Williams was arrested Thursday in Los Lunas, New Mexico, on multiple felony charges, including aggravated assault on an officer, police said. Williams was seen on police video throwing a guard rail at officers and police horses, authorities said.

The 14-year-old boy suspected of aggravated battery on a police officer turned himself in after his parents saw his image in media photos distributed by police, Albuquerque Police Commander Donovan Olvera said.

“We’re not done,” Olvera said. “We’re still looking into several leads.”

It was not known if Heckman or Williams had attorneys.

Authorities have said about 30 people out of roughly 1,000 protesters were responsible for the violence outside the May 24 rally for the GOP presidential hopeful.

Protesters had organized peaceful demonstrations to call attention to previous remarks Trump made about immigrants and women.

Police Chief Gorden Eden said six officers suffered injuries from rocks and other objects, and one police horse suffered a leg injury.

Mayor Richard Berry said businesses have contributed another $12,000 in reward money as authorities search for others who were involved in the riot. That reward money is in addition to $10,000 Berry’s office has set aside for funds aimed at getting residents to help police with identifying those from the riot.

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