Violence Erupts at Chicago Trump Rally


Claire Payne, Assistant Content Editor and Staff Writer

On Friday, March 11th, Presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to speak at a rally in Chicago. However, after violence among protesters and Trump supporters erupted, the Trump campaigned canceled the rally.

The Chicago rally started out with disputes among the protestors and trump supporters throughout the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion, with security teams leading the protesters out, one by one. Eventually, this situation grew much more intense as the size of protesters began to grow along with anti-Trump signs and T-shirts. Eventually, five people were arrested and three people were injured. At least one man was hit on the head with a police baton, and a woman who was also bloodied was led away by police.

This is definitely not the first instance of violence regarding Trump rallies. On March 9th, a protester who was being escorted out of a Trump rally was sucker-punched.