Phoenix fire crews have treated 56 people, including two officers, for "heat-related" issues in downtown Phoenix, where many had gathered to watch President Donald Trump speak at the Phoenix Convention Center, and others to protest.
Of the 56, 12 people were transported to the hospital for further evaluation, said Phoenix Fire Captain Rob McDade in an email. He said most of the people showed symptoms consistent with dehydration. Two of the 12 taken to the hospital were Phoenix police officers who suffered from heat exhaustion. They were still in the hospital as of Tuesday at 11 p.m.
The forecasted high for Phoenix on Tuesday was 108 degrees. People stationed themselves downtown as early as the morning hours.
President Trump hit the stage at the Phoenix Convention Center just after 7 p.m.
McDade said fire crews will stay on scene and will continue to provide emergency services throughout the night.
You can watch his full speech here.