Trump calls off rally as supporters, protesters clash


Chicago, IL (CBS News) – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was forced to postpone his rally in Chicago Friday because of concerns of violence.

The crowd gathered for a Donald Trump rally in Chicago erupted after the campaign postponed Friday’s event because of growing security concerns.

“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting 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 until another date. Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”

But fights broke out as people confronted each other and at least one person stormed the stage.

Protesters had gathered inside and thousands assembled outside of the venue at the University of Illinois.

Protesters have been increasingly disruptive at Trump events.

Earlier Friday, 32 people were arrested at Trump’s rally in St. Louis.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio says there isn’t violence at his events or any of the rallies for the other GOP candidates.

“I do think Donald needs to realize and take responsibility for the fact that some of the rhetoric he has used could potentially be contributing to this environment that is growing increasing disturbing for a growing number of Americans,” said Rubio.

There were some clashes between protesters and police after the Chicago rally was postponed.

Trump has three rallies planned for Saturday.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s