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Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Shut Down

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 12/03/2016 Kim Bellware

CHICAGO - A Donald Trump rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been shut down due to security reasons. 

The rally was called off little more than half an hour after the scheduled 6 p.m. start time. Throngs of anti-Trump protesters packed into the free event, which only required online registration, while thousands more gathered outside surrounded by a police perimeter. 

“I have never seen anything like it. It’s amazing,” CNN’s Jim Acosta said. The network said approximately 8,500 people at the rally.

“Tonight’s rally will be postponed,”  a Trump campaign staffer announced, as a sea of protesters celebrated and tore apart Trump signs inside the UIC Pavilion.

“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed for another date," a statement from the campaign said. "Thank you very much for your attendance, and please go in peace.” 


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