Tens of Thousands Expected to Protest Trump’s Speech in Arizona

HeadlineAug 22, 2017
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Back in the United States, President Trump is heading to Arizona today, where he’s expected to face major protests in Phoenix. Local news reports that tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out to protest against Trump’s campaign-style rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. There’s widespread speculation that Trump may pardon the notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio today, who has been convicted of contempt of court for defying a court order to stop his deputies from racially profiling people and then detaining them on suspicion of being undocumented. Arpaio is a major supporter of Trump whose policies have included detaining immigrants in a scorching outdoor tent city jail, which Arpaio once referred to as his own “concentration camp.”

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