Kansas City mayor urges nonviolence as Trump protesters gear up
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Just hours after Chicago protests forced Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE to cancel a rally Friday, the mayor of Kansas City is urging protesters to remain non-violent ahead of the Republican presidential candidate’s rally there Saturday. 

Anti-Trump protesters in Kansas City have vowed to shut down his event. 

“The fascist clown Donald Trump is coming to our city this Saturday,” a Facebook page titled “Trump Out of KC” wrote. “It is our job and our city to unite to #ShutItDown.” 

The page details the protesters’ plans to demonstrate inside and outside the rally. 

Mayor Sly James took to Twitter on Friday to ask protesters to “avoid situations that incite violence.”

“We are not Chicago,” Sly wrote. “Remember, they’ve been protesting shooting incidents for months now. Not us. Don’t be them.”

Sly clarified his comments about the planned protests as he faced criticism. 

“I said avoid violence. You can protest without engaging in violence,” he responded to a Twitter user accusing him of telling people not to protest.