“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed until another date. Thank you very much for you attendance and please go in peace,” he said.
An estimated 5,000-7,000 people were already in the Pavilion as of 5 p.m. and the line still stretched several blocks around the building. A crowd of protesters outside the area swelled to at least 1,000 people.
A sizeable portion of the attendees – perhaps several hundred of them – were reported to be protesters, many UIC students. Several protesters have been escorted out to chants of “USA! USA!” while several supporters have been escorted out after inciting confrontations with protesters.
Protesters outside the pavilion were loud, but peaceful. Inside the pavilion, there appeared to be thousands of protesters inside the rally. Upon the announcement of the cancellation, they began shouting “We stopped Trump! We stopped Trump!”
Source: ABC News