Choas in Phoenix following rally held by President Trump
Phoenix, AZ -- Things are calmer in the streets of Phoenix Wednesday, following clashes involving protesters, outside a campaign-style rally held by President Donald Trump.
Four people were arrested, but the Phoenix Police Chief says overall things were not as bad as they looked.
The demonstrations started off peaceful during the day, but a handful of scuffles broke out Tuesday night between protesters and Trump supporters as they left the rally.
Police fired tear gas, pepper balls and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
Inside, President Trump defended his response to White Nationalist Protests in Charlottesville, lashing out against the media.
"They don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry, and violence," said President Trump.
"If you want to discover the source of the division in our country, look no further than the fake news and the crooked media," he added.
The Mayor of Phoenix slammed Trump's speech as "divisive," saying he's doused racial tensions with gasoline.
The Mayor had asked the President to postpone the rally because emotions are still raw after Charlottesville.