A Closer Look At Trump’s Cancelled Rally In Chicago

 
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with reporters on Aug. 29, in Nashville, Tenn.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks with reporters on Aug. 29, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Reporters Tony Arnold and Michael Puente of Chicago public radio station WBEZ covered Donald Trump’s non-appearance Friday night at the Pavilion at the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign said the decision was made out of safety concerns.

Demonstrators took over an entire section of the 10,000-seat Pavilion arena - before Trump ever took the stage.

Arnold was inside the Pavilion when the cancellation was announced. Puente was outside with demonstrators. They talked about what they saw at the event with WBEZ Weekend Edition host Greta Johnson.

Trump has one other Illinois appearance scheduled this weekend --- Sunday in Bloomington, at the Synergy Flight Center at the Central Illinois Regional Airport.

Story source: Illinois Public Radio