BISBEE — At 70 years old, Ira Yedlin is no stranger to squaring off with authority.He was in the ranks of demonstrators who marched against the Vietnam War. He hoisted a banner with a message to then-President Richard Nixon, who was visiting a Kansas college campus: ”How many more are you going to kill?”He blocked streets to show his opposition to the Iraq invasion in 2003.So naturally on Tuesday, Yedlin was among thousands of like-minded people who converged along Monroe Street outside the Phoenix Convention Center. As rally-goers cheered inside for President Donald Trump, Yedlin joined in protester shouts as dusk fell on an otherwise fine day of demonstrating. Then everything changed, as shown in scores of widely circulated images, videos and witness accounts. READ MORE: Phoenix police chief: Officers acted properly at Trump rally protests Trump protests in Phoenix: What caused the night to unravel? Phoenix police arrest man shot by pepper ball in viral video But unlike most protesters who were in the area when police sent tear gas and smoke wafting through downtown about 8:30 p.m., Yedlin didn’t just walk away with burning eyes or an irritated throat. He has the scabs on his mouth and legs, the marks from being shot with some sort of projectile… Read full this story
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