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Cruz condemns Trump protesters: These are tactics of left-wing agitators

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Ted Cruz had a moment of solidarity with rival Donald Trump as the front-runner’s speech at the California GOP convention was flooded by protesters. 

{mosads}“The First Amendment protects everyone’s right to speak, but you don’t have a right to threaten violence, you don’t have a right to shout down others, and these protesters appear to be trying to use violence and threats,” Cruz said in an interview with DailyPolitics published on The Blaze. “These are the strategies of, of the left-wing agitators who try to silence a voice they don’t like.”

Large groups protesters – who clashed with Trump supporters and police – held up Trump’s appearance at the convention, forcing him and his staff to take a back way into the building. 

“If you disagree with a particular voice, the way to deal with it is with civil discourse, with respectful discourse. You know, when I have protesters, that’s how I deal with the protesters: not inciting violence, not shouting people down, but engaging in civil discourse,” Cruz said. “They are entitiled to express their own views but not in a way that is disrputive and muzzles others.”

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