On Friday, Donald Trump was supposed to hold a rally in Chicago, but security concerns have prompted a change of plans.
Large amounts of anti-Trump demonstrators gathered at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion, which ultimately led to physical fights breaking out between these protesters and the Republican frontrunner’s faithful followers.
But Donald’s team decided to reschedule the rally before things even began to get out of control.
It was actually the high volume of protesters present that caused the cancellation, because the candidate’s camp was concerned that high tensions would result in violence.
A voice came over the loudspeaker to inform the crowd:
“Mr. Trump just arrived 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 until another date. Thank you very much for your attendance. And please go in peace.”
The businessman even commented on the cancellation, saying:
“I just don’t want to see people hurt. We can come back and do it another time.”
However, he doesn’t believe the protests was directed at him. Instead, he feels they were actually about larger societal issues, adding:
“We have a very divided country.”
We find it bizarre that the 69-year-old didn’t seem to consider that the demonstrators might’ve been upset over his stances on those societal issues, but then again, we are talking about Donald Trump.
Once the announcement was made that the rally was postponed, some people in the crowd began to cheer in celebration, and that’s when the clashes began, forcing police to get involved.
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