Huge Crowds more than 10,000 succeeded in Shutting Trump Rally down in Chicago
More than 10,000 protesters overwhelmed the the University of Illinois arena where Trump was expected for a major campaign rally. Trump has been accused in the past of urging his supporters to use unorthodox methods against non supporters and people disrupting his rallies. Here is a report by the Chicago Tribune
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump canceled his Friday night rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion due to security concerns as thousands of protesters gathered outside.
Inside the arena, an announcement was made that Trump arrived in Chicago and met with law enforcement officials, and that due to protesters “in and out of the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed until another day.”
“We stopped Trump,” protesters inside chanted.
Trump, speaking to MSNBC, said he thought it was a better idea to postpone the rally than to “let people mix it up.”
The presidential candidate panned the protesters as weak “troublemakers,” ordered them to “go home to mommy” or “go home and get a job” because “they contribute nothing.”
“These are not good people, just so you understand,” Trump said. “These are not the people who made our country great. These are the people that are destroying our country.”
In Chicago, several protesters were removed from the arena before the rally was canceled. One section appeared to be filled with youths protesting his appearance, a majority of them African-American, Latino, Arab-American and Asian-American.
Before the official who announced the cancellation took the stage, a female protester shouted “f— Trump” while holding a “No Hate” sign. People in the upper balcony threw debris at her.
As of 6:50 p.m., there had been no arrests or injuries, said Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Interim Superintendent John Escalante is on the scene. The Police Department was notified by university officials that the event would be shut down.
Source: Chicago Tribune Visit the website
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