Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMatt Schlapp op-ed: Challenges, controversy won't stop CPAC 2017 Trump names new national security adviser Anti-Trump protests swell outside Parliament during debate on official visit MORE's rally in Chicago was called off Friday night amid huge protests against him.
A Trump campaign staffer took the stage, about 30 minutes after the rally was supposed to start at 7 p.m., and said that Trump had just arrived to Chicago.
Video footage from inside the venue showed many people remaining inside after the announcement, and several physical altercations broke out.
An African-American man at one point took the stage, shouting back at supporters on the floor, before being escorted out by security.
"We stopped Trump!" is the chant now at his canceled rally in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/85BjxfyjS2— Bill Ruthhart (@BillRuthhart) March 12, 2016
Police had the venue mostly cleared by about 8 p.m. Fox News reported that Trump is back at his hotel and will be leaving for Ohio on Saturday.
Trump supporters leaving UIC after he canceled are on the left and protestors are on the right pic.twitter.com/HiehdUP3EI— Jessyca Malina (@jessycamalina) March 12, 2016