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Chicago Trump rally turns chaotic, cancelled due to security concerns

A supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tries to pump up the crowd before a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago. The rally was canceled. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Thousands of people filled the University of Illinois College Pavillion Friday night to hear from Donald Trump, but tensions inside the rally became heated between supporters and protesters, leading to its cancellation.

"I don't take responsibility. Noe one's been hurt at our rallies," said Donald Trump in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon.

"I met with law enforcement, I don't want to see anybody hurt."

Trump pointed out what he called "violent" protesters at some of his rallies, stating his supporters were stopped from exercising their right to freedom of speech Friday night.

According to the Donald Trump campaign, the rally will be postponed to another date stating "please go in peace."

People began lining up Friday at 3 a.m. according to CNN, with crowds waiting to hear from the GOP front-runner.

People inside the venue could be heard shouting expletives, along with other candidates names. At one point, a shouting match occurred between Bernie Sanders supporters and Trump supporters.

WARNING: Video contains explicit language

People were told over the PA system to leave, as Chicago Police escorted people from the rally.

CNN reporters at the rally said it took 20 - 30 minutes before the stadium was under control. Chicago police tell CNN they had no arrests or injuries reported as a result of the chaos.

According to The Associated Press 31 people were arrested at a Trump rally in St. Louis, Missouri Friday afternoon.

Earlier in the week, a white Trump supporter punched a black protester as he was escorted out of a North Carolina rally.

That altercation was captured on video.

Cumberland County Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Sean Swain told The Fayetteville Observer that John Franklin McGraw, 78, of Linden was charged with assault and disorderly conduct at Wednesday night's rally.



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