WITNESS VIDEOS: Inside the violent Phoenix protests

Posted at 3:02 PM, Aug 23, 2017

Following the violent protests outside President Donald Trump’s downtown Phoenix rally Tuesday night, witness videos posted on social media are shedding some light on what happened (see the videos below).

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said a small group of individuals threw rocks, bottles, and gas at police officers after Trump’s speech. She said officers responded with pepper balls and pepper spray, and four people were arrested.

Some witnesses have disputed Williams’ account, saying they were given little warning before officers became forceful. Immigrant and civil rights groups said they've filed a complaint and are seeking answers as to why police acted with such force.

See below for several raw videos of some of the violence (WARNING: Some of the videos contain graphic content):