Eventually? Headed for?
This from March 1:
The young people said they had planned to sit in silent protest, but were escorted out by security officials before the presidential candidate began speaking.
When the candidate is using his podium as a bully pulpit–telling his followers to throw protesters out and punch them in the face–he’s an instigator.
UPDATE (Mar. 12):
Trump campaign assaults reporter
A Trump campaign staffer, allegedly Corey Lewandowski, attacked Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields at a campaign stop.
Corey Lewandowski responded by attacking the victim’s reputation:
— Bombs And Dollars (@BombsAndDollars) March 11, 2016
Donald Trump himself attacked Fields, saying, “Perhaps she made the story up. I think that’s what happened.”
But the assault was witnessed by Washington Post reporter Ben Terris and caught on audio:
Fields: “Holy sh*t.”
Terris: “Yea he just threw you down.”
Fields: “I can’t believe he just did that that was so hard. Was that Corey?”
Terris: “Yeah, like, what threat were you?”
Fields: “That was insane. You should have felt how hard he grabbed me. That’s insane. I’ve never had anyone do that to me from a campaign.”
Terris: “Can I put that in my story?”
Fields: “Yeah, go for it — that was really awful. That’s so unprofessional.”
Terris: “He really just almost threw you down on the ground.”
Trump supporter punches, threatens to kill black man
A Trump supporter in a cowboy hat at a Trump rally punched a black man, who was being escorted out, in the face, because, “He’s not acting like an American.” The Trump supporter, John McGraw, echoed Trump’s own language when he said he liked “knocking the hell out of that big mouth.”
Trump has previously told his rabid fans to “knock the hell out of” protesters. Now McGraw, who wasn’t ejected from the rally like the protester was, is being charged, and he will see if Trump was actually telling the truth when he promised to pay the legal fees of anyone who assaults protesters. McGraw said, “Next time, we might have to kill him.”
Trump rally canceled due to violence
A Trump rally in Chicago was canceled due to scuffles on the floor of the arena. The “boil[ing] over” that Drum forewarned about. It is hard to see who started it, as there were many protesters and Trump supporters in many places. Here’s one video. The video the New York Times included shows a protester trying to get to the microphone after the event was canceled, being restrained.
At another rally in St. Louis, 32 people were arrested.