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19 April 2024

Trump scraps Chicago rally on security concerns


Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump scrapped a rally Friday in Chicago citing security concerns, as protesters scuffled with Trump supporters.

In a statement Trump said 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".

CNN estimated there were between 8,500 to 10,000 people in the arena when tensions erupted into chaos.

News footage showed police wearing body armor escorting groups of people out of the building, as scuffles and angry confrontations broke out throughout the building between Trump supporters and protesters.