Donald Trump Says Protesters Disrupting His Rallies Should Be Arrested
Donald Trump said everyone disrupting his rallies should be arrested and charged.
The Republican frontrunner made the call during a rally in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday.
“I hope they arrest these people, because honestly they should be,” Trump said to cheers from the crowd. “The only way to stop the craziness is to press charges.”
Trump said arresting protesters would “ruin the rest of their lives” by giving them a “big arrest mark,” he said, reported CNN. “Once that starts happening, we’re not going to have any more protesters, folks,” Trump said.
He later said he believes the people disrupting the rallies are supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
“I’ll file whatever charges you want,” Trump added, addressing police.
The call came following disturbances at several of his rallies.
A group of protesters forced the shut down of a rally in Chicago on Friday. A man tried to get past security and attack Trump at a rally in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday. A group of at least seven people disrupted the rally in Kansas City at which Trump made the call.
The Chicago chaos ended with four people arrested and charged for participating in a disturbance, according to the Chicago Police Department. The man who tried to attack Trump in Dayton was arrested and charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer.
Trump was scheduled to make several stops in Ohio on Sunday, including a town hall meeting at the Savannah Center, which holds an estimated 1,700 people.