الانتخابات الى حرب اهليه بشيكاغو وخلاف ترامب وروبيو حول "كراهية" الإسلام

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2019.11.03 21:51

الغى  دونالد ترامب، المرشح المحتمل عن الحزب الجمهوري في انتخابات الرئاسة الأمريكية، لقاءا جماهيريا في مدينة شيكاغو لأسباب تتعلق بالسلامة بعد أن أدت مظاهرات واسعة إلى صدامات عنيفة.

وقال بيان لحملة ترامب، الأوفر حظا في سباق الترشح داخل الحزب الجمهوري، إن المرشح قرر إلغاء اللقاء بعد اجتماع مع الشرطة.

وتجمع مئات المتظاهرين خارج مقر اللقاء الجماهيري في جامعة إلينوي قبل ساعات من وصول ترامب.

 

وفي داخل القاعة التي كان من المقرر أن يقام فيه اللقاء، اندلع عراك بين مؤيدي ترامب والمتظاهرين ضده، الذين لوحوا بأعلام ورددوا الهتافات.

وردد مؤيدو ترامب شعارات مؤيدة له، بينما ردد بعض المتظاهرين شعارات مؤيدة للمرشح الديمقراطي المحتمل بيرني ساندرز.

ووقعت صدامات عنيفة عديدة، أثارها بعض مؤيدي ترامب الذين حاولوا خطف الأعلام من المتظاهرين.

أمن سري

وقد أخرج شخص، يبدو أنه عنصر من جهاز أمن سري، أحد المتظاهرين بالقوة من على المسرح.

واستمرت الصدامات العنيفة خارج مقر اللقاء. وأظهرت صور التقطها طائرة هيلكوبتر مشاهد فوضى بينما كانت الشرطة تحاول السيطرة على الحشود الكبيرة.


وقال بيان حملة ترامب "وصل السيد ترامب للتو إلى شيكاغو وبعد لقاء مع الشرطة، قرر إنه لأسباب تتعلق بسلامة عشرات الآلاف من الأشخاص الذين تجمعوا في المكان وحوله. اللقاء الجماهيري الليلة سوف يؤجل إلى موعد آخر."

وأضاف "شكرا جزيلا لكم لحضوركم، ومن فضلكم انصرفوا بسلام".

وفي تصريحات لشبكة فوكس نيوز الإخبارية الأمريكية بعد الأحداث، نفى ترامب استخدام خطاب كراهية أوالإسهام في دعم الفرقة.

وقال "أنا أمثل مجموعة كبيرة من الناس الذين يشعرون بقدر كبير من الغضب". وأضاف "هناك غضب هائل لدى الجانبين"

"قرار ذكي"

وحاول ترامب شرح قراره بإلغاء اللقاء الجماهيري قائلا "اعتقد أن ما فعلناه (إلغاء اللقاء) أمر جيد للغاية، أعتقد أنه قرار ذكي"


وكان العاملون في الجامعة قد ناشدوا في وقت سابق المسؤولين إلغاء اللقاء، وعبروا عن قلقهم من أن اللقاء سيخلق "بيئة عدائية وخطرة بدنيا" للطلاب.

وكان 32 شخصا قد قبض عليهم الجمعة بعد مظاهرات خلال لقاء جماهيري أقامه ترامب في سانت لويس في ولاية ميزوري.

وقد أوقف متظاهرون خطاب ترمب مرارا، ووصفوا المرشح الجمهوري المحتمل بأنه "عار".

 

الانتخابات الامريكية: خلاف بين ترامب وروبيو حول "كراهية" الإسلام

الى ذلك انتقد مارك روبيو، الذي يأمل في أن يكون مرشح الحزب الجمهوري في انتخابات الرئاسة الأمريكية، دونالد ترامب لقوله إن الإسلام يكره أمريكا في مناظرة تلفزيونية في ميامي.

وقال روبيو إن الإسلام يواجه مشكلة مع التطرف ولكنه أضاف أن الكثير من المسلمين يشعرون بالفخر لأنهم أمريكيون.

وقال روبيو "الرؤساء لا يمكنهم أن يقولوا ما يحلو لهم. ما يقولونه له تبعات". وهلل الجمهور تأييدا لما قاله.

واستجاب الجمهوريون الأربعة الذين يأملون في الحصول على تأييد الحزب للترشح للرئاسة إلى مناشدات الحزب بالمشاركة في مناظرة تلفزيونية.

وعلى النقيض من المناظرة التلفزيونية السابقة، التي تبادل فيها الأربعة الاهانات الشخصية، كانت المناظرة الأخيرة أكثر تركيزا على السياسات.

ولكن فيما يتعلق بالإسلام، كان هناك بون واضح بين ترامب والآخرين. وأصر ترامب على تعليقات قالها في وقت سابق من اليوم، عندما قال "الاسلام يكرهنا. توجد كراهية ضخمة".

ونأى االمرشحون الثلاثة بأنفسهم عن ترامب عندما قال في ديسمبر/كانون الأول الماضي إنه في الحرب على الإرهاب "يجب أن تخرج أسرهم".

وقال تيد كروز، أحد منافسي ترامب "لم نستهدف أبدا المدنيين الأبرياء ولن نبدأ في ذلك الآن".

وعندما سئل ترامب عن مدى قانونية استهداف المدنيين، قال إنه على الولايات المتحدة أن تتمكن من القتال "بصورة مكافئة" لما تتعرض له.

وقال "علينا أن نطيع القوانين، ولكن علينا توسعة هذه القوانين".

Trump stumped by racial violence: GOP frontrunner calls 10,000 protesters who shut down his Chicago rally organized thugs but insists their actions have served to ENERGIZE America  Trump takes to stand in Dayton, Ohio the day after Chicago rally meltdown Also scheduled to appear in Cleveland, Ohio and Kansas City, Missouri Scuffles broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion last night, an hour before Trumps appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time  News of the shut down came hours after black activist Anthony Cage, was bloodied after clashing with Trump supporters in St. Louis  Chicago police confirmed at least six arrests in Chicago  More than 10,000 people officially RSPVd to protest the event   Multiple law enforcement sources confirmed that an organized mob attended Trumps rally with the intention of storming the stage  Two police officers were injured and 5 people were arrested Trumps response: Organized group of thugs have energized America 

 

The political world holds its breath for Saturdays Ohio rally after Donald Trumps Chicago event last night went into melt down after bloody brawls and loud demonstrations broke out, amid simmering racial tensions.

As the dust settles in Chicago, hundreds gather in Wright Brothers Aero Hangar near Dayton for the Republican candidates first official address since last nights fracas. 

Supporters were queuing from midnight last night, according to local reports, where there is a heavy police presence and the venue is said to be at capacity.

Todays event is arguably the most anticipated of the entire primaries following yesterdays unprecedented scenes. 

The Donald tweeted this much-needed message of encouragement as the crowds anticipate his arrival: The rally in Cincinnati is ON. Media put out false reports that it was cancelled. Will be great - love you Ohio! 

Wheres Trump? Supporters wait for the much anticipated appearance of the republican frontrunner

Bloody brawl: Tensions reached breaking point last night as Trumps Chicago rally was forced to be shut down after a series of physical brawls and loud demonstrations

Torn in half: An opponent of Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a campaign torn in half as a Trump campaign rally is cancelled for public safety reasons

Temperatures rose as the clash between anti-Trump protesters and pro-Donald supporters led many to be escorted out by police 

Earlier that day: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in St. Louis. Multiple law enforcement sources told DailyMail.com that there was a credible threat against Trump in Chicago

Spilling into the streets: Protesters and attendees at the trump rally fought in the streets after the rally was cancelled due to what Trump said was a safety concern 

The GOP front-runner is scheduled to campaign Saturday in Ohio — Dayton and Cleveland — before an evening event in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Trump responded to last nights Chicago rally meltdown earlier today, condemning yesterdays thugs for energizing America. 

 
Poll

Do you think Donald Trump is to blame for the outbreak of violence seen at Friday nights Chicago rally?

Yes
No

His tweet: The organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago, have totally energized America! 

Last night saw unprecedented scenes inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion between an anti-Trump mob and Chicagoans who came to hear the Republican front-runner speak. 

While outside, an impatient group of thousands more massed. Temperatures rose.

Around 10, 000 protesters were to said to have RSVPd to the event.  

Multiple law enforcement sources told DailyMail.com that there was a credible threat against Trump from groups of protesters who planned to storm the stage. 

News of the shutdown in Chicago came hours after a black activist in St.Louis, who gave his name as Anthony Cage, was filmed being escorted into a police van by two St. Louis officers with blood across his face and down the front of his sweater after clashing with Trump supporters.

After the campaign event was officially canceled, raucous protesters spilled out onto the street of Chicago and clashed with law enforcement officers.

Police confirmed at least six arrests. One journalist was reportedly detained as well.

Donald Trump responded with this message the morning after his rally in Chicago got shut down on Twitter

Heated: Unprecedented scenes inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion between an anti-Trump mob and Chicagoans who came to hear the Republican front-runner speak

Multiple law enforcement sources told DailyMail.com there was a credible threat against Trump from groups of protesters who planned to storm the stage

Blows: Police confirmed at least six arrests and one journalist was reportedly detained as well

On the street: Trump supporters and protesters clash outside the UIC Pavilion after the cancelled rally for the Republican presidential candidate in Chicago

 
 
 
 
RESPONSE TO TRUMPS RALLY BEING SHUT DOWN

Ted Cruz: Ted Cruz is responding to Donald Trumps cancellation of his Chicago rally, saying the billionaire has created an environment that encourages this sort of nasty discourse. The Texas senator is calling it a sad day.

He says, Political discourse should occur in this country without the threat of violence, without anger and rage and hatred directed at each other.

Cruz says blame for the events in downtown Chicago rests with the protesters but in any campaign responsibility starts at the top.

Cruz says, When the candidate urges supporters to engage in physical violence, to punch people in the face, the predictable consequence of that is that is escalates. Today is unlikely to be the last such incidence.

Marco Rubio: Senator Marco Rubio said Friday night that this is a very disturbing moment in our political discourse” and pointed to “real significant anger and frustration at the direction of the country.

America is better than this, Rubio said on a call to Fox News. We dont have to tear each other apart.

Rubio said Trump is not entirely to blame for tonight’s events but the Republican front-runner does bear responsibility for other things that have happened at his events, he said before pointing to an example in which Trump said he wished he could punch a protester in the face.

Rubio also blamed President Obama for the current divide in America. He said: President Obama has spent the last eight years dividing Americans along haves and have-nots, along ethnic lines, racial lines in order to win elections.

I think this has gone to the next level here and I think were seeing the consequences in it, Rubio added.

Rubio called some of Trumps dissenters professional protesters he claims were paid to be there and said that leftists have a mentality that,  if you dont like what someones saying, you can just shut them down.

John Kasich: Tonight the seeds of division that Donald Trump has been sowing this whole campaign finally bore fruit, and it was ugly. Some let their opposition to his views slip beyond protest into violence but we can never let that happen, reads a statement from the Ohio Governor.

I urge people to resist that temptation and rise to a higher level. Now is the time for Americans to come together and stand firm for what we know is true: We are reat because we are a peacefule people who live by the rule of Law, it continues.

We are stronger together, we will reject those who try to divide us for personal gain and we will do it the right way- at the ballot box, it concludes. 

Hillary Clinton: The divisive rhetoric we are seeing should be of grave concern to us all. We all have our differences, and we know many people across the country feel angry. We need to address that anger together. All of us, no matter what party we belong to or what views we hold, should say loudly and clearly that violence has no place in our politics, we should use our words and deeds to bring Americans together. Last year in Charleston, South Carolina an evil man walked into a church and murdered 9 people. The families of those victims came together and melted hearts in the statehouse and the confederate flag came down. That should be the model we for to overcome painful divisions in our country. 

Police:  A spokesman for the Chicago Police Department says the agency never recommended that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cancel his campaign rally in the city.

CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The Associated Press that the department never told the Trump campaign there was a security threat at the University of Illinois at Chicago venue. He said the department had sufficient manpower on the scene to handle any situation.

Guglielmi says the universitys police department also did not recommend that Trump call off the event. He says the decision was made independently by the campaign.

Trump cancelled the rally in Chicago due to what organizers said were safety concerns after protesters packed into the arena where it was to take place.

Trump afterward told MSNBC in a telephone interview that he canceled the event because he didnt want to see people hurt or worse. He said he thinks he did the right thing.

Guglielmi says Trump never arrived at the Chicago venue.Reports swirled that rioters were smashing cars parked in the venues main garage. One outburst caught on a police scanner suggested a protester in the resulting scrum brandished a firearm.

Chicago police confirmed that two officers were injured, including one who suffered a deep gash when he was struck by a flying bottle.

It is unfortunate that parties on both sides allowed their political views to become confrontational, Police Interim Superintendent John Escalante said Friday night.

Trump appeared on MSNBC, lamenting how he was squelched, while live video of the chaos played.

We have a country thats so divided that even you dont understand it, he told anchor Chris Matthews. Ive never seen anything like it, and this has been going on for years. 

Theres a lot of anger in the country, and its very sad to see actually, he said.

We had literally over 25,000 people who wanted to come today. Its incredible, Trump explained, saying that he had made the decision to cancel his appearance.

Busy night: Police break up skirmishes between demonstrators and supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that broke out after it was announced a rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago would be postponed

 Trump protesters and supporters clashed outside of the Chicago rally after it was cancelled due to the teeming number of protesters at the event 

 
 
 

Nobody was hurt and hopefully we can keep that going. Thats why I did this today: we dont want anyone to get hurt, or worse.

Asked what he would tell the protesters who seem to hate him so much, Trump said America needed an influx of jobs – especially for African-Americans whose unemployment rate is as high as 59 per cent.

You have to bring back jobs! Id be angry too, he said. We have to bring jobs back. These kids are not getting jobs.

Chris Matthews asked Trump why he mocked a protester earlier, telling him to go get a job. Trump said:

‘He was a very nasty guy, he was very very loud, very boisterous and he was swinging his fists. He just looked to me like somebody that frankly… Maybe he did have a job maybe he did not. But there’s nothing wrong with saying go get a job, but the fact is it’s not easy to get jobs.’

‘He was mad long before I said that. He was jumping up and down, he could have been dangerous.’

‘Some of these protesters are very dangerous people.’

The real estate tycoon predicted that fallout from Fridays clashes wouldnt hurt his White House bid.

You cant even have a rally in this country anymore without violence, Trump lamented. I think a lot of people think that it was wrong that we were stopped.

We cant have a rally in a major city in this country! he complained. What happened to the right to free speech?

Cheering: A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tries to pump up the crowd before a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago on Friday 

Supporters: Trump supporters hold signs after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago

 
 
 

Matthews challenged Trump on the wisdom of staging a rally in a racial powderkeg city like Chicago.

It shouldnt matter, he fired back. Whoever lives in this city, it shouldnt make a difference. We shouldnt be restricted from having a rally here because of ethnic makeup.

I think we did the right thing, he said. A lot of people are saying we did the right thing and it looks like its going to be just fine.

Following the cancellation of the rally, Ben Carson, who recently endorsed Trump, said: If your expression is shutting down somebody elses planned expression, youre interfering with their rights.

Fox anchor Sean Hannity spoke with Donald Trump on Friday night who said of the protesters: ‘This is a very organized group and I think not a good group that really stifled first amendment rights. And you know, I think it’s interesting if we ever did that to them it would be a national disgrace, a national story and the likes of which youve never seen.

‘But when they do it to us its a very big deal, he added.

Simmering racial tensions were at the heart of last nights fracas. Here, an anti-Trump supporter wears a Black Lives Matter T-Shirt 

 
 
 

Inside the arena an hour earlier, fine was the last word witnesses would have used to describe the scene as left-wing activists had their own seating section – or five.

They shouted Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! and We did it! as a public address announcement declared the night over.

Community organizers were out in force, chanting Latinos Unidos slogans and jawing en masse at the Republican front-runners supporters.

By the time the event was officially postponed, activist chants of Si! Se puede! and We dont give a f*** dueled with pro-Trump groups screaming USA! USA! at the top of their lungs.

The groups kept screaming at each other, waving signs – both physical posters and gang signs – long after the announcement.

Political commentators noted last night that known protesters were admitted into the convention room despite the clear intention that they were intending to disrupt proceedings

A Facebook group that calls itself Trump Rally Protest - Chicago gained interest of 19, 000 supporters in the lead up to last nights fracas.

The group said it would be protesting against Trumps complete and total shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States, because he has generalized the entire Mexican immigrant community as criminals and rapists and because of his childlike temperament that would jeopardize our national security and potentially start unnecessary conflicts among other things.

One Facebook group called on anti Trump supporters to attend the Chicago rally last night and peacefully protest

In another state: Police detained Anthony Cage after a fight between supporters and opponents of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, ahead of his speech outside the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on Friday

 
 
 

Two fistfights broke out. Police raced to one corner of the arena, and then the next. Cheers rose and fell like the jangle of fans at a bullfight.

Attention! The event is now over. Please exit the building! the public address announcer blared repeatedly. No one cared.

Bernie Sanders campaign signs waved. One man hoisted a brightly colored poster that read: Trump Hates Puppies.

A twentysomething woman got in his face.

Build that wall! she screamed. Build it now! Build it high! Build it ten feet higher!

The Trump campaign issued a statement as chaos reached its apex.

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, it read.

Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace. 

Postponement: Left-wing activists had their own seating section – or five. They shouted Bernie! Bernie! Bernie! as a public address announcer declared that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people, tonights rally will be postponed

Opposing views: Protesters at Donald Trumps first Chicago campaign rally (pictured) were so numerous on Friday that they shut the event down

 
 
 

Law enforcement acknowledged that the intensity of the protesters, and their numbers, came as a surprise.

Its like 10 per cent of them are here to shut it down, a Chicago police officer told DailyMail.com, requesting anonymity to speak freely.

Asked if it was more than law enforcement had prepared for, he said: Affirmative.

That 10 per cent figure turned out to be an understatement.

More than an hour before Trumps appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time, scuffles broke out inside. And a riot-threatening crowd gathered outside, pressing against police lines that separated them from rally-goers who were still trying to get in.

More than an hour before Trumps appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time, scuffles broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. Pictured here are protesters standing outside 

Verbal exchange: Trump supporter exchanges words with a demonstrator  after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

Trump aides and Secret Service agents refused at 5:15 and 5:45 to speculate on whether or not the campaign event would be called off for the candidate’s safety.

A federal agent deflected the question as his eyes followed a young black man wearing a purple backpack.

I dont know, he said. I guess if they cleared Secret Service, then its okay. I guess.

One group of black audience members jeered a white man wearing a confederate-flag hat who told them they likely had no stake in the election. They couldnt vote, he yelled, according to two witnesses, because they were all felons.

Cancellation: An empty podium stands on the stage after protestors forced the cancellation of a Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally out of concern for public safety

Inside the pavilion: Hundreds of protesters clashed with the frontrunners supporters and police struggling to maintain order

Most of the venom, however, came from a section of anti-Trump forces numbering in the hundreds, clustered in the rear of the arena. They provided off-and-on fireworks and attracted police attention minute by minute.

F*** the police! a black woman screamed to no one in particular, repeatedly.

¡Pendejos! one Hispanic man yelled over and over again. ¡Pendejos!

The word, a generic but crude insult, is Spanish for public hair.  

Both found hails of wadded-up food wrappers and paper cups thrown in their direction as chants of We Want Trump! rang out in response.

The multi-ethnic lake of humanity, surrounded by a larger sea of Trump supporters, included blacks, whites, Latinos, Indians and women wearing headscarves.

They shouted Kick him out! Kick him out! Kick him out! at a white man who had held a Trump rally sign over his head in the wrong place at the wrong time.

An African-American protester grabbed it, tore it in two, and held it aloft like a trophy. His friends flipped middle fingers to a scrum of journalists watching from behind barricades on the arena floor.

For a moment there was no screaming. No slogans. Just a moments show of dominance before uniformed Chicago police gently led him out.

The man whose sign he took flashed a sheepish grin and retreated to another section of seating, sweat visible on his brow. 

Joy for some: Protesters against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrate after it was announced that a rally for Trump was canceled

The multi-ethnic lake of humanity, surrounded by a larger sea of Trump supporters, included blacks, whites, Latinos, Indians and women wearing headscarves

Some in the protest crowd shouted Undocumented! Unafraid! over and over, competing with the Rolling Stones on Trumps pre-show playlist.

The adventures in protesting had begun when three young men wearing undershirts reading Muslims United Against Trump were ushered out of the arena near the stage.

Witnesses said they were turned away at the door, left, and returned wearing hooded sweatshirts over their magic-markered messages.

Protesters are nothing new at Donald Trump rallies. Typically an hour-long speech stops a dozen times – sometimes more – so social justice warriors can vent their spleens.

Trump has turned mocking them into an art form. But Friday nights display was different.

An anti-Donald Trump protester is removed by security during a Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday. Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump cancelled his appearance at a Chicago rally Friday amid extraordinary scenes of chaos

Tidying up the damage: Members of the cleaning crew sweep the floor at the UIC Pavilion after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally for safety reasons

The atmosphere was supercharged early on by news that a similar rally in St. Louis hours earlier generated 32 arrests including one for 3rd degree assault.

By 5:30, Trumps staff locked reporters inside the pen, a barricaded-in area that journalists are not allowed to leave while The Donald is speaking.

Typically the lockdown happens ten minutes before go time and exceptions are made for bathroom breaks. Not on Friday.

I dont care, one Trump aide told journalists. Stay in there. You dont come out.

As soon as the event was canceled, however, there was no candidate to protect. The floodgates opened and journalists flooded out – some with cameras, others with notepads – to document the continuing melee.

This is all your fault! one young man boomed at no one in particular. You damned media people. Youve ruined Donald Trump for all of us!

 
BLOODIED PROTESTER IS ESCORTED FROM TRUMP RALLY IN ST.LOUIS 

A bloodied protester was filmed being escorted from a Donald Trump rally in St Louis on Friday as demonstrators shut the event down for ten minutes.

The black activist, who gave his name as Anthony Cage, was filmed being escorted into a police van by two St Louis officers with blood across his face and down the front of his sweater.

There had been signs of trouble as early as 8am when people began queuing outside the Peabody Opera House to get tickets, with large groups of pro and anti-Trump fans shouting at one another.

After a large number of demonstrators sneaked into the event and began a coordinated protest inside, Trump told the crowd: Part of the problem and part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore, right?

And theyre being politically correct the way they take them out. So it takes a little bit longer, the River Front Times reported.

It is not clear how the activist was injured, but there were multiple scuffles between Trump supporters and demonstrators.

Other reports indicated that the man was not arrested, but instead had his wounds treated and was allowed to walk free.

The fresh scenes of violence come after Trump supporter John McGraw, 78, was caught on camera hitting Rakeem Jones, 26, at another event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Wednesday. 

Quizzed by Inside Edition on why he hit the black demonstrator, McGraw responded we dont know if hes ISIS, before adding: Next time we see him, we might have to kill him. 

 

Law enforcement acknowledged that the intensity of the protesters, and their numbers, came as a surprise.

Its like 10 per cent of them are here to shut it down, a Chicago police officer told DailyMail.com, requesting anonymity to speak freely.

Asked if it was more than law enforcement had prepared for, he said: Affirmative.

That 10 per cent figure turned out to be an understatement.

More than an hour before Trumps appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time, scuffles broke out inside. And a riot-threatening crowd gathered outside, pressing against police lines that separated them from rally-goers who were still trying to get in.

More than an hour before Trumps appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time, scuffles broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion. Pictured here are protesters standing outside 

Verbal exchange: Trump supporter exchanges words with a demonstrator  after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

Trump aides and Secret Service agents refused at 5:15 and 5:45 to speculate on whether or not the campaign event would be called off for the candidate’s safety.

A federal agent deflected the question as his eyes followed a young black man wearing a purple backpack.

I dont know, he said. I guess if they cleared Secret Service, then its okay. I guess.

One group of black audience members jeered a white man wearing a confederate-flag hat who told them they likely had no stake in the election. They couldnt vote, he yelled, according to two witnesses, because they were all felons.

Cancellation: An empty podium stands on the stage after protestors forced the cancellation of a Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally out of concern for public safety

Inside the pavilion: Hundreds of protesters clashed with the frontrunners supporters and police struggling to maintain order

Most of the venom, however, came from a section of anti-Trump forces numbering in the hundreds, clustered in the rear of the arena. They provided off-and-on fireworks and attracted police attention minute by minute.

F*** the police! a black woman screamed to no one in particular, repeatedly.

¡Pendejos! one Hispanic man yelled over and over again. ¡Pendejos!

The word, a generic but crude insult, is Spanish for public hair.  

Both found hails of wadded-up food wrappers and paper cups thrown in their direction as chants of We Want Trump! rang out in response.

The multi-ethnic lake of humanity, surrounded by a larger sea of Trump supporters, included blacks, whites, Latinos, Indians and women wearing headscarves.

They shouted Kick him out! Kick him out! Kick him out! at a white man who had held a Trump rally sign over his head in the wrong place at the wrong time.

An African-American protester grabbed it, tore it in two, and held it aloft like a trophy. His friends flipped middle fingers to a scrum of journalists watching from behind barricades on the arena floor.

For a moment there was no screaming. No slogans. Just a moments show of dominance before uniformed Chicago police gently led him out.

The man whose sign he took flashed a sheepish grin and retreated to another section of seating, sweat visible on his brow. 

Joy for some: Protesters against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump celebrate after it was announced that a rally for Trump was canceled

The multi-ethnic lake of humanity, surrounded by a larger sea of Trump supporters, included blacks, whites, Latinos, Indians and women wearing headscarves

Some in the protest crowd shouted Undocumented! Unafraid! over and over, competing with the Rolling Stones on Trumps pre-show playlist.

The adventures in protesting had begun when three young men wearing undershirts reading Muslims United Against Trump were ushered out of the arena near the stage.

Witnesses said they were turned away at the door, left, and returned wearing hooded sweatshirts over their magic-markered messages.

Protesters are nothing new at Donald Trump rallies. Typically an hour-long speech stops a dozen times – sometimes more – so social justice warriors can vent their spleens.

Trump has turned mocking them into an art form. But Friday nights display was different.

An anti-Donald Trump protester is removed by security during a Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Friday. Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump cancelled his appearance at a Chicago rally Friday amid extraordinary scenes of chaos

Tidying up the damage: Members of the cleaning crew sweep the floor at the UIC Pavilion after Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump cancelled his rally for safety reasons

The atmosphere was supercharged early on by news that a similar rally in St. Louis hours earlier generated 32 arrests including one for 3rd degree assault.

By 5:30, Trumps staff locked reporters inside the pen, a barricaded-in area that journalists are not allowed to leave while The Donald is speaking.

Typically the lockdown happens ten minutes before go time and exceptions are made for bathroom breaks. Not on Friday.

I dont care, one Trump aide told journalists. Stay in there. You dont come out.

As soon as the event was canceled, however, there was no candidate to protect. The floodgates opened and journalists flooded out – some with cameras, others with notepads – to document the continuing melee.

This is all your fault! one young man boomed at no one in particular. You damned media people. Youve ruined Donald Trump for all of us!

 
BLOODIED PROTESTER IS ESCORTED FROM TRUMP RALLY IN ST.LOUIS 

A bloodied protester was filmed being escorted from a Donald Trump rally in St Louis on Friday as demonstrators shut the event down for ten minutes.

The black activist, who gave his name as Anthony Cage, was filmed being escorted into a police van by two St Louis officers with blood across his face and down the front of his sweater.

There had been signs of trouble as early as 8am when people began queuing outside the Peabody Opera House to get tickets, with large groups of pro and anti-Trump fans shouting at one another.

After a large number of demonstrators sneaked into the event and began a coordinated protest inside, Trump told the crowd: Part of the problem and part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore, right?

And theyre being politically correct the way they take them out. So it takes a little bit longer, the River Front Times reported.

It is not clear how the activist was injured, but there were multiple scuffles between Trump supporters and demonstrators.

Other reports indicated that the man was not arrested, but instead had his wounds treated and was allowed to walk free.

The fresh scenes of violence come after Trump supporter John McGraw, 78, was caught on camera hitting Rakeem Jones, 26, at another event in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Wednesday. 

Quizzed by Inside Edition on why he hit the black demonstrator, McGraw responded we dont know if hes ISIS, before adding: Next time we see him, we might have to kill him. 

 

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