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Breaking: Massive Protests in Chicago Shuts Down #TrumpRally (Video)

AP Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast

AP Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast

Republican front runner Donald Trump had to postpone a rally in Chicago as a wave of protesters let their collective frustration be heard.

According to multiple reports, Trump postponed the event as hundreds of protesters surrounded the venue. The Associated Press reported that “a large portion of the crowd inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion broke out into raucous cheers. Meanwhile, supporters of the candidate started chanting ‘We want Trump! We want Trump!'”

A Trump spokesperson had to come out on stage to announce that the event would be postponed fearing for the inevitable chaos.

The event was dominated by small scrummages between protesters and supporters. Black, white, males and females were engaged in physical attacks against one another.

The protesters consisted of Blacks, Hispanics, Muslims and many more groups that has been targeted by Trump’s supporters and subjects of his dangerous rhetoric. These groups of people are routinely kicked out and assaulted at Trump rallies —but today was different. Since early evening their numbers grew and Chicago police began to remove protesters out of the venue one -by -one and within three hours the rally was postponed.

Trump said that Chicago police officials told him to cancel the event but CPD denies that.

Video shows some of the physical altercations:

 

https://twitter.com/TheXclass/status/708498484941496322

https://twitter.com/constantnatalie/status/708464964894367744

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https://twitter.com/evanFmoore/status/708468414042525696?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Outrage on Twitter grew as many users showed solidarity for the protesters:

https://twitter.com/constantnatalie/status/708460578935689216

https://twitter.com/constantnatalie/status/708440952147345408

https://twitter.com/KhaledBeydoun/status/708483176105115648

https://twitter.com/TinaSfon/status/708481862801317890

https://twitter.com/theladysmiles/status/708481509121003522

In the aftermath of the various melees, five people were arrested and two injured according to reports out of Chicago.

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