During a Donald Trump campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, the real estate mogul’s supporters got into a physical confrontation with protesters who joined the event to object to Trump’s immigration policies.
At the event of nearly 5,000 people, about 20 protesters, some of whom were students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), began heckling Trump when he began talking about immigration, according to CNN. Protesters were escorted out of the event by security and police officers, and numerous protesters got into verbal and physical altercations with other attendees at the event.
Video captured by CNN shows protesters and Trump supporters shoving each other as police move to boot some individuals from the event:
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 15, 2015
One event attendee spit in the face of a protester, as shown in a video from WUSA 9’s Garrett Haake:
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 14, 2015
A video posted by The Commonwealth Times, a paper run by VCU students, shows protesters booing Trump and unfurling a sign that reads, “No human life is illegal.” Security officers then escorted the protesters out of the rally:
At the end of the event, Trump told CNN he was not concerned about how the protest might impact his campaign.
“It’s a very, very small group. You look at the thousands of people — we had 7,000 people — you had 10 protesters,” he said. “So you look at the thousands of people we had tonight — not at all.”
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