Trump Chicago Rally Postponed Due to BlackLivesMatter Protesters

Trump Chicago Rally Postponed Due to BlackLivesMatter Protesters

Chanting “Racist Pig, Anti-gay, Donald Trump go away,” protesters managed to shut down the rally that was already in progress for the controversial candidate at the University of Chicago. Free speech isn’t free anymore with threats of violence from protesters. And they are proud of what they do.

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Chicago police at the Trump Rally – Twitter photo via @RandiBelisomo, WGN

Vicious protesters

The craziness started prior to Trump’s arrival, but was so heated and out of control that the Presidential Candidate decided to postpone the rally after he showed up. Protesters shoved their way through police barricades. After the cancellation, supporters shouted, “We want Trump!”

“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. Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.” Trump Campaign Statement

So of course, Chicago Police denied that police knew about the cancellation, and assured everyone that they could handle it. At least 300 officers had showed up to provide security for the event. Fist fights broke out  from altercations with protesters, and two police officers were hurt, one when hit with a bottle. Five people were arrested, including one CBS reporter who was charged with resisting arrest.

Earlier on Friday – security concerns because of free speech?

A Trump rally at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis saw 32 arrests of protesters both inside and outside the venue. Police arrested 31 on charges of Disturbing the Peace, and one person was charged with assault.

The blatant fact is that BlackLivesMatter protesters are very often PAID protesters bused in to  disrupt whatever is going on. They call people racists when they’re not. They are absolutely not rational, and attempting to reason with them is impossible.

Candidates Cruz and Rubio seemed to side with the protesters on the issues, which will likely drive many away from them. BlackLivesMatter are a terrorist group that advocates violence against everyone who is white, and police in particular.

Blaming Trump for this cancellation is clearly stupid. Blaming his supporters is also ridiculous. But “Teflon Don” may come out of this with more supporters, not less.