Trump Cancels Chicago Speech After Violent “Make America Hate Again” Protests Erupt
Trump Cancels Chicago Speech After Violent “Make America Hate Again” Protests Erupt – Live Feed
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Cruz chimed in:
- *CRUZ SAYS TRUMP CAMPAIGN BEARS RESPONSIBILITY IN CHICAGO
- *RESPONSIBILITY STARTS AT THE TOP, TED CRUZ SAYS
And then Trump responded:
- *DONALD TRUMP COMMENTS IN CALL-IN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS
- *TRUMP SAYS CHICAGO PROTESTERS WERE 'ORGANIZED GROUP'
- *TRUMP: `I THINK WE DID THE RIGHT THING' CANCELLING RALLY
As we detailed earlier:
Following his appearance in St.Louis in front of 1000s, which was interrupted six times by protesters, Donald Trump has been forced to cancel his appearance in Chicago "due to security concerns" as a crowd waiting for him to arrive erupted into violence.
The GOP front-runner was scheduled to speak at the school’s pavilion at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 3 p.m. The first person in line to wait for a spot at the free event arrived at 3 a.m. The arena seats 9,500, though it's not clear how many are set to attend the rally.
Protesters lined up across the street from the pavilion, carrying signs that read "Build a wall around Trump and I'll pay for it!" and yelling to supporters in line for the rally.
As NBC Chicago reports, a crowd waiting for Donald Trump to speak Friday erupted after the presidential front-runner postponed his rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion over safety concerns.
"Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight's rally will be postponed until another date," an announcer said. "Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace."
The crowd burst into shouts and cheers, and some scuffles broke out in the crowd, in the minutes after the announcement was made.
An hour before the rally was scheduled to begin, protesters were seen being escorted out of the venue.
— Chicago Reader (@Chicago_Reader) March 12, 2016
Three attendees wearing shirts that read "Muslims United Against Trump" and "Make America Hate Again" were removed from the venue as protesters gathered inside and outside the pavilion.
Crowds shouted as the protesters were escorted out before several people in the audience began repeatedly chanting "U-S-A." It was not immediately clear why the three were removed from the event.
Trump supporters were disappointed. “It is an assault on liberty. I think everyone should have a right to have a rally,” said Corey Bartkus, who recently graduated from college.
— Sarah Wotaszak (@sievehead_) March 12, 2016