Mr Reid's intentions for the rally seemed simple enough as it began with a call, in his own words as he opened the rally "to tell those in charge that we are here and that we want change! We want our leader to be accountable for where our world is heading and what they have done to take it there. We must raise our voices and tell them of our displeasure". Mr Reid continued to tell those present that they were the power and they should take it back.
It was then that Mr Reid choose to show what he stated were photos of two individuals in a compromising situation. When a gentleman stepped forward to defend one of the individuals, as they were someone he knew, the crowd became vocal and things started to breakdown. This resulted in the gentleman's being attacked and Mr. Reid brandished his wand asking that no violence occur. He was not successful and when someone did come to the gentleman's aid, not only did physical violence increase but hexes as well.
It was at this point, Muggle law enforcement appeared and took two people into custody, including the gentleman who questioned the authenticity of the photo. Requests for a statement from the man have not been answered at this time. This reporter happened to be conducting an interview with Minister Frump and can testify to the shock the arrival of Muggle law enforcement was to him.
Also present at that time as he was granting a live interview to WWBN's Cherry Clinger, and identifying one of the pair arrested as a member of the French Ministry of Magic, was Dominic Benoit, Minister of Magic in France. He stated that: "I am very glad that you are here to witness a member of my staff being taken away.. had I not just mentioned but half a hour ago that this incident should have involved Ministry protection to ensure that no members of the public, nor of the magical population would be put at risk by the overwhelmingly negative political climate currently at the heart of American politics at this present moment Right now I have no idea what to believe but that your men had better do something now before you have a full blown race riot on your hands".
Aurors and Magical Law Enforcement personnel were immediately dispatched to control the situation. They are currently investigating the events of last night with the cooperation of Muggle Law Enforcement to discern what occurred.