A Donald Trump rally set to take place in Chicago was canceled Friday over growing security concerns surrounding protesters in and around the venue.
According to the Associated Press, news of the cancellation led to “isolated physical confrontations” between protesters and Trump supporters inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.
The Press also states that “dozens of UIC faculty and staff had petitioned university administrators to cancel the rally,” citing “concerns it would create a ‘hostile and physically dangerous environment’ for students.”
Chicago activist Quo Vadis told reporters that hundreds of protesters had prepared to end the political rally by interrupting the speech in order to “shut Donald Trump all the way down.”
The Trump campaign released a statement online indicating that the event would be moved to another date.
“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,” the campaign said.
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