African-American man is assaulted at St. Louis rally for Donald Trump

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    Violence breaks out near Trump rally in St Louis amid reports of racial slurs


    Violent clashes broke out near a rally for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in St Louis on Friday. At least one bloodied person was carried into an ambulance amid demonstrations by supporters and opponents of the Republican frontrunner.

    Hundreds of people gathered around the Peabody Opera House in downtown St Louis, many in line for the rally and nearly as many to protest. Videos posted to social media showed Trump supporters hurling racial slurs at black protesters and anti-Islamic remarks at reporters, and taunting both.

    St Louis police tackled and took away two men with their hands tied. One, who had a bloodied face, gave his name to MSNBC as Anthony Cage. He was taken into an ambulance, telling police: “I can’t breathe.”

    Protesters held signs declaring Trump a racist, and alluding to his remarks that Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and “criminals” who should be kept out of the US with a wall.

    Trump supporters shouted back: “There’s nothing racist about him at all.”

    In several places, screaming matches nearly turned into violence. In one case, partisans dragged a white man away from a black woman after he became furious for having been touched and pushed her back. In another, a white man in a baseball camp gestured “come here” to protesters while shouting: “Do one of y’all mother****ers want to go? C’mon – bring it! Bring it!”

    Elsewhere, the police broke up altercations and stray protesters on each side shouted at each other. Slogans included “No room for hate”, “**** Donald Trump”, “**** Islam” and “I’ve got 100 bucks for whoever knocks that bitch out.”

    St Louis police appear to have been on high alert, and recent racially charged protests against police violence in the city and its surrounds clearly colored protests against Trump: “black lives matter” signs and T-shirts were scattered throughout the picket lines.

    But the surreality of an unusual campaign season also made itself felt: a man in a Spider-Man suit marched alongside Bernie Sanders supporters while a white-robed evangelist in a fisherman’s hat preached near a pro-Trump “Cardinal Cowboy”. Occasionally the clashes became comparatively civil, through heated arguments and awkward conversations.

    Violence has become increasingly common inside Trump’s rallies. This week, a Trump supporter punched a protester being escorted out by police, another incident caught on video, and a reporter for a rightwing news site alleged that Trump’s campaign manager assaulted her.

    Though he has said he discourages violence, Trump has occasionally encouraged it, recently responding to a protester by asking fans: “Knock the crap out of him, would you? Seriously, OK, just knock the hell. I promise you I will pay for the legal fees, I promise, I promise.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/11/trump-rally-st-louis-violence-racial-slurs

     
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    This space reserved for jk to post Trump 2016! :D smh
     
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    YOU stole it from me :p

    Trump 2016.
     
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    The link said he was arrested.

    [whisper voice]The cops are in on it too.[/whisper voice]
     
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    Trump can’t be held responsible for bussed-in troublemakers ready to rumble.


    "Donald Trump Hasn't Even Started Speaking, and His St. Louis Rally Is Already Getting Ugly"

    http://www.riverfronttimes.com/news...nd-his-st-louis-rally-is-already-getting-ugly


    "Protesters Just Shut Down the Donald Trump Rally for a Full 10 Minutes."

    http://www.riverfronttimes.com/news...-the-donald-trump-rally-for-a-full-10-minutes
     
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    He was let go after his injuries were treated.

    He was assaulted, detained by police after bringing the assault to their attention, then let go. This is the pattern.
     
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    Confused.

    So your first link/source is wrong, or is right?
     
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    Of course it's staged. Beside racial arson, there's a concerted disinformation campaign going on.
     
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    When will Al Sharpton be released on the Donald? I enjoy his slanderous lying propaganda the best.
     
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    I hope there is a presidential addition of the apprentice where Donald trump fires half of the federal employees.
     
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