Donald Trump Cancels Chicago Rally on Friday, Amid Massive Protests, Security Concerns (VIDEO)



Donald Trump rally in Chicago on Friday drew massive amounts of people and large amounts of protesters that looked to cause trouble. In the end the Trump rally was cancelled due to security concerns.

The Donald Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion was abruptly “postponed” Friday evening, amid security concerns, as protesters massed outside the University of Illinois-Chicago campus venue and even infiltrated the campaign event

The announcement came around 6:30 p.m., after thousands of Trump supporters filed into the hall at Racine and Harrison, in anticipation of a speech by the controversial Republican presidential candidate. Protesters had marched across the University of Illinois-Chicago campus toward the site of the campaign rally.

Trump said his campaign made the decision after meeting with law enforcement officials. Chicago police said they did not meet with the Trump campaign. “Nor did we make any suggestion the event be cancelled.”

Trump Campaign Rally Cancelled in Chicago due to protests and security concerns

Donald Trump later went on CNN to discuss why he canceled the even and what might have been the causes for the protests and clashes. In all due respect to Trump’s comments, the protests were the result of people who think only they have a right to freedom of speech and not others. It has become shameful just how militant the mobs have become who refuse to let others have their free speech.

Donald Trump Discusses with CNN the cancellation of his campaign rally in Chicago

UPDATE I: Trump supporters, protesters clash after Chicago rally postponed.

Hundreds of demonstrators packed into an arena, breaking out into protest even before Trump had shown up. At least five sections in the arena were filled with protesters.

“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago, and after meeting with law enforcement, has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date,” the Trump campaign said in a statement. “Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”

Several fistfights between Trump supporters and protesters could be seen after the announcement, as a large contingent of Chicago police officers moved in to restore order.

Supporters of Trump still inside chanted “We want Trump” after the event was canceled. Protesters, meanwhile, shouted “We shut s*** down” and “We stumped Trump.” Others chanted “Bernie” as supporters whipped out Bernie Sanders campaign signs.

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    2 Responses to “Donald Trump Cancels Chicago Rally on Friday, Amid Massive Protests, Security Concerns (VIDEO)”

    1. Trump Rally Postponed in Chicago Due to Large Crowds of Protesters and Security Concerns … 5 Arrested | Scared Monkeys on March 12th, 2016 11:43 am

      [...] Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago yesterday was cancelled due to protests and risks of violence. So why did this occur in Chicago? The escalation of violence that occurred later that night during the protests were appalling. Honestly I can’t believe Trump allowed himself to get shut down by the protesters and let them win. It is a sad day in America that free speech gets shut down by others who do not wants anther’s free speech to get out. Then again, it did happen in Obama’s Chicago. [...]

    2. Right to protest on March 12th, 2016 11:58 am

      this is what you get when A reality show candidate runs.
      I do find it rich that the orange dude is crying about the 1st amendment when in the last 2 weeks he specifically called for curtailing it. Of course you’re treating the guy with kid gloves so you probably knew that you just didn’t want to share. Which is weird since he specifically is targeting bloggers.
      SM: Sorry, I am not a Trump supporter, but this crap needs to stop now. Protesting is one things, assault is another. One of these POS are going to get shot and then the LEFT will lose their minds.

      The right to protest does not mean the right to endanger people’s lives.


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