- Associated Press - Sunday, March 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - About half a dozen arrests have been made at Donald Trump campaign rallies in Arizona, an occurrence that seems to be happening regularly at anything related to the Republican presidential front-runner.

Tucson police said Sunday that two people were detained at a rally inside the Tucson Convention Center.

Authorities say 32-year-old Tony Pettway faces a misdemeanor charge of assault with injury for a confrontation.

Pettway was involved in a confrontation on a stairway inside that was captured on video by witnesses. He is accused of punching and kicking an anti-Trump protester.

Police also detained 67-year-old Linda Rothman for misdemeanor assault without injury.

Both were released at the scene and will have to appear in court.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies identified three protesters who were arrested while helping block the only major highway leading to a Trump rally in metropolitan Phoenix.

Deputies say Steffany Laughlin, Jacinta Gonzalez and Michael Cassidy were all booked on one count of obstructing a public thoroughfare.

They did not say if the trio was still in custody.

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