How Bernie Sanders Supporters Shut Down Donald Trump's Rally in Chicago

When Ja’Mal Green, a prominent black activist and Bernie Sanders supporter in Chicago, saw that Donald Trump was coming to the University of Illinois-Chicago, he knew what he had to do.

“Everyone, get your tickets to this. We’re all going in!!! ‪#‎SHUTITDOWN‬,” he posted on Facebook last week.

Little did he know, they actually would shut it down.

On Friday night, hundreds of protesters invaded Trump’s rally while thousands more marched outside, leading the GOP presidential candidate to abruptly cancel the event due to safety concerns. The night spun out from there, as angry Trump fans clashed with protesters, who saw the shutdown as a victory.

Hmmmmm, are you sure this wasn’t an inside job done by Donald Trump himself in order to boost his poll numbers in a very very convoluted way? (Sarc.)

I thought it was, but more of an indirect result of Trump’s stirring the pot in his rallies. Trump is hardly the innocent victim in all of this. And the passion on both sides of some of the supporters of these candidates–Trump and Sanders–makes for a volatile situation.

This is for you. A tweet from Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii:

"The Left likes their Republicans meek, mild and apologetic.


The violent protesters are hardly innocent and are making Trump a martyr for the cause of Free Speech. They ought to get their act together, perhaps Bernie can send a memo to his supporters and Black Lives Matter and the rest who are confused about Free Speech.

What do Democrats believe about Free Speech that point is oddly absent in the wake of this horrific transgression on Free Speech???

Its not March madness because of UCONN B-Ball but the transgression against free speech.

But I hear God sent the UCONN Huskies a point guard just in time for March madness. Jesus is that you again??? :wink:

The video footage is clear in that the Trumpites laid hands on the protesters first in the few cases there actually was violence.

Thats no excuse for planned violence in confusion of free speech, so much hate by those protesters and transgressions against free speech and intentionally. Never mind the inability to comprehend peaceful protest and the right to assemble. Maybe the democrats ought to send out memos about that. Its not there responsibilty to monitor others free speech and create riots when they disagree with another voice and intentionally as we see now at all these rallies. Its an intentional attempt to silence Free Speech. Not gonna work. Never has and never will.

There’s no evidence that violence was planned by the protesters in the venue and free speech goes both ways. They paid for their tickets like everyone else. The only people trying to silence free speech are the Trumpites who start swinging at people who don’t agree with them.

No evidence? Here is some for you.

In the days leading up to the rally, the George Soros-backed activist group circulated a petition demanding officials at the taxpayer-funded school cancel the Trump campaign rally. The petition collected nearly 50,000 signatures and another 10,000 Facebook users pledged to show up to disrupt the event.

Ilya Sheyman, executive director of, responded to news of the postponement of the rally and vowed more violent confrontations:

“Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events. These protests are a direct result of the violence that has occurred at Trump rallies and that has been encouraged by Trump himself from the stage. Our country is better than the shameful, dangerous, and bigoted rhetoric that has been the hallmark of the Trump campaign. To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election. Trump and those who peddle hate and incite violence have no place in our politics and most certainly do not belong in the White House.”

**And you do know tickets to these events are free, right? They are meant for people to go and listen to Trump not for someone to disrupt the rally. **

The protesters didn’t pay diddly squat for the tickets.

There’s no evidence of protesters planning violence in that link.

What about this link?

And this link?

And this link?

Still no evidence. The entirety of the rally was captured on video and not one second of it involved protesters groping women. That any of that happened and the alleged quote that goes with it is being disseminated from the depths of far right wing fringe sites on the internet with no supporting evidence.

Im not here to convince you by jury with evidence. He was grabbed on stage by a violent lost leftest Democrat. Bottom line is the protesters are hateful, violent and agenda driven and against free speech intentionally. The result is a intentional agenda to silence free speech and by violence not peaceful protest. No where have they been able to peacefully protest. Sorry the democrats are confused.

You can’t pin the violence of the Trumpites on the protesters. The facts, including video footage, prove that the Trumpites are a violent bunch who try to silence opposing views with assault and battery.

Calling for riots [to shut down rallies] by the Democrats is unacceptable.

Trump has the American Right to Free Speech unfortunately the Democrats no longer believe in this right which is clearer by the day. That not going to work in America, and the “Mad Liberals” as the NYP states will implode as a result and in fact their actions will result in consensus of freedom of speech.

Good thing the convention is not in Chicago.

That would be too boring. But I do like my Republicans and Democrats civil toward one another, or at least civilized.

Assault and battery is not a protected form of speech so the Trumpites will have to find a different criticism. The right of people to cry out that this will not be our future IS protected:

The idea that you can disrupt an event with impunity is key to leftists. This is how they shut down the opposition. They are like children who swing their arms intending to hit others but then blaming the other for walking into it. The protestors are violating the property rights of others. This is an act of aggression. A proper response to completely disrespectful people can be violence. These people don’t play by any rules but then ridiculously seek safety by appealing to the law of civil society. Our society has been far too tolerant of these people and it’s well past time to make them pay for their uncivilized behavior. Without consequences to their behavior they are a menance to the good.

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