WATCH: Donald Trump Shielded by Secret Service Agents After Security Breach at Rally

By Jonathan Zhou, Epoch Times
March 12, 2016 Updated: March 13, 2016

Just a day after violent protests in Chicago forced Donald Trump to cancel an event there, the GOP frontrunner had to pause his speech in Dayton, Ohio, after a man breached the security at the rally, causing Secret Service agents to swarm to protect him. 

“I was ready for him, but it’s much easier if the cops do it, don’t we agree?” Trump said. 

These other people, by the way, some represent Bernie, our communist.
— Donald Trump

The man had tried to jump past the barricades and get to the platform where Trump was speaking, and has now been charged with disorderly conduct and inciting panic by the Dayton police department, the Washington Post reports. 

Trump has blamed the latest wave of violent disruptions against his campaign on “organized, professionally staged wise guys.” Some protest groups have taken credit for shutting down the Trump rally in Chicago. 

“My people are nice,” Trump said at the Dayton Rally. “Thousands and thousands of people, they caused no problem. They were taunted, they were harassed by these other people. These other people, by the way, some represent Bernie, our communist.” 

In a statement, Sanders blamed the violent protesters on Trump, saying his words provoked them. 

“What caused the protests at Trump’s rally is a candidate that has promoted hatred and division,” Sanders said. 

Clinton was more sympathetic to Trump, saying in a statement that “violence has no place in our politics” in response to the Chicago protests.