This is terrifying. Violence at Donald Trump rallies has been building over the course of his campaign, and on Mar. 11 it came to a head. The presidential candidate was forced to cancel his rally in Chicago when a fight broke out between supporters and protesters. Watch the scary video, here.
This is getting out of hand! Donald Trump, 69, cancelled a rally in Chicago on Mar. 11 after protesters and supporters clashed in the University of Illinois arena. After months of complaints of roughhousing at his events, it seems the violence is becoming unmanageable. We have all the details, plus the shocking video, right here.
We’ve never seen anything like this. A riot broke out at Donald’s Mar. 11 rally at the University of Illinois, and the video is truly unsettling. A CNN reporter turns his camera on the swirling, rowdy crowd, explaining “this is becoming violent. There is pushing and shoving going on inside this arena, people are throwing objects.”
The camera then follows a few people being lead out of the arena by security, though the reporter explains that he does know know if they are Donald’s supporters, or people protesting against him. Half of the crowd begins chanting “Bernie!”, clearly supporting Bernie Sanders, while the other half chants “Trump!”
A second video shows several small fights breaking out throughout the crowd, including many supporters that are angry that Donald has cancelled his appearance. Donald released a statement saying “Mr. Trump just arrive in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date. Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”
This comes after many complaints of violence have plagued Donald’s events. He has been tolerating – if not inciting – violence at his rallies throughout his campaign. On Mar. 9 a female Breitbart reporter was allegedly assaulted by his top aide. On Jan. 11, a woman wearing a hijab who stood in silent protest at one of his rallies was jeered at angrily by supporters and then roughly escorted out by security. On Mar. 10, a supporter was changed with assault after sucker-punching a protester. Through all of these violent acts, Donald has never asked his supporters to be peaceful or non-violent. Now, it’s going to be hard to ignore.
HollywoodLifers – what do you think of the scary rally video? Was cancelling the rally the best choice? Let us know!