Breaking News!!: Chicago, IL: Chaos breaks out at a rally for Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.
A rally for Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois has been canceled on Friday, March 11th, 2016 after chaos breaks out between thousands of Donald Trump supporters and thousands of anti Donald Trump protesters just before Donald Trump took the stage.
** Pictures from NBC affiliate WMAQ Channel 5 and NBC News: **
Punches were seen being thrown inside the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion well outside, huge crowds of people for and against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump lined the streets exchanging words and held signs.
Protesters were seen blocking intersections and vehicles on streets surrounding the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion and there’s reports of protesters in lanes of a near by freeway blocking vehicles.
Chicago Police Department are seen in riot gear and on horse back on the streets surrounding the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavilion.
A statement was released from the Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump campaign saying, “Mr. Turmp 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.”
** Live News Coverage: **
– NBC affiliate WMAQ Channel 5:
According to the Chicago Police Department, at least 5 people were arrested and at least 2 Chicago Police Department Officers were sent to a hospital with minor injury related to the protest.
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