There was a massive disruption in Richmond Virginia last night when Presidential Candidate Donald Trump was heckled at a Rally when he started to speak about illegal immigration. Virginia State police were forced to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ and Latino protesters.
GOP Daily Dose Reports:
Black Lives Matter and pro-illegal alien Latino activists were forcibly removed by Virginia State Police officers after disrupting a rally held Wednesday evening in Richmond by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
There were reports that ‘small fights’ had broken out between the protesters and Trump supporters.
When the protesters first made their presence known in the capacity crowd of about 5,000, Trump responded by saying, “That’s why we have freedom of speech, folks!”, according to a video excerpt of his speech posted to You Tube.
Photos posted to twitter by reporters at the rally, which was held at a large hall on the grounds of Richmond International Raceway, show uniformed Virginia State Police officers manhandling and ejecting several protesters. Other photos show ‘in your face’ verbal clashes between the protesters and Trump supporters.
M. Scott Mahaskey, Director of Photography for Politico, posted two batches of photos to Twitter.advertisement - story continues below
“Protesters disrupt @realDonaldTrump gathering at #Richmond International Raceway in Virginia.”
“More from @realDonaldTrump event in Richmond, Virginia; protesters removed from venue amid large gathering.”
WWBT-TV reporter Mike Valerio posted brief reports and photos of the protesters to Twitter.advertisement - story continues below
“Pro Latino group just tries to disrupt #Trump rally in Richmond when GOP front runner says USA will build wall #rva”
“HUGE roar from crowds trying to drown each other out “We love Trump” now drowning out Hispanic groups trying to disrupt #Trump2016 rally”
“Massive disruption at #Trump rally – state police involved” “Sending more photos of #Trump2016 disruption that lasted 30 minutes. Bandwith low. 5,000 in the room. Small fights broke out, very tense.”
“Black Lives Matter and Latino protesters escorted out of #Trump Richmond rally. #Trump2016 #rva”
“Calm restored to unscripted #trump rally at Richmond International Raceway #Trump2016 #RVA” A video posted to Twitter by CNN’s Jeremy Diamond shows a confrontation between a protester wearing a t-shirt with a profane Spanglish anti-Trump message and an apparent Trump supporter. After yelling back and forth the white male apparent Trump supporter appears to spit on the Latino male protester.