- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say they are hoping planned protests targeting GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s Albuquerque visit don’t turn into “chaos.”

Police spokesman Tanner Tixier (teh-SHAY’) said Monday the department is working with state and federal authorities to make sure all demonstrations remain peaceful.

Trump is scheduled to hold a rally Tuesday evening at the Albuquerque Convention Center. It’s his first campaign stop in the most Hispanic state in the nation.

Left-leaning advocacy groups and immigrant rights organizations have promised to hold protests while Trump is in town in response to previous comments he’s made about Mexican immigrants.

Authorities say parts of downtown will be closed during Trump’s visit and mounted patrols will roam nearby streets.

Tixier says he hopes both sides will respect each other’s First Amendment Rights.



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